One Away

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  • 1976
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 4.5  (47)

One Away is a crime thriller film from 1976, directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Bradford Dillman, Elke Sommer, and Dean Stockwell. The movie is centered around David Barrett (Bradford Dillman), a notorious gambler, and con artist who's pulled back into the world of high-stakes gambling when he's released from prison. David, who had sworn never to gamble again, is approached by his old friend and business partner Chris Darrow (Dean Stockwell), who offers him a job to become his partner in an illegal gambling operation in Los Angeles. Initially refusing the offer, David is eventually tempted back into the world of gambling when he meets the beautiful and seductive Jackie Kovacs (Elke Sommer), who works for Chris.

Together, David and Jackie embark on a dangerous game of power, money, and deception. They quickly become romantically involved, but their relationship becomes complicated when a plan to cheat Chris out of his business backfires, putting David's life in grave danger.

As the plot thickens, David is forced to confront his past and everything that led him to where he is now. He must navigate his way through a world where trust is a luxury and everyone has their own agenda. Throughout the film, Dillman delivers a strong and convincing performance as David, balancing his character's intelligence and charm with his darker side of greed and corruption.

Stockwell impresses as the charismatic Chris Darrow, while Sommer is a standout as the sexy and manipulative Jackie Kovacs. Jackie is a character who plays on both David's weaknesses and strengths, never quite showing her true loyalties until the film's final act.

One Away is a stylish and tense thriller that keeps the audience engaged until its dramatic conclusion. With its intricate plot, strong performances, and visually striking cinematography, this film is a must-watch for fans of classic crime dramas.

The score, composed by John Cameron, adds to the film's atmosphere, heightening the tension and suspense throughout. The use of Los Angeles as a backdrop also adds to the film's overall appeal, giving the audience a glimpse into the glitzy and glamorous underworld of the city's gambling scene.

Overall, One Away is a compelling and entertaining film that showcases the talent of its leads and veteran director Sidney Hayers. It tackles themes of greed, loyalty, and betrayal in a way that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. Those looking for a thrilling and stylish crime drama from the 1970s will not be disappointed by One Away.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    4.5  (47)