Hustle

Hustle

Director: Robert Aldrich

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson

     
 

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Director Robert Aldrich (The Longest Yard) re-unites with Burt Reynolds for this hard-edged neo-noir. Lieutenant Phil Gaines (Reynolds) is a cynical Los Angeles police detective amorously involved with an icewater-veined Parisian call girl, Nicole Britton (Catherine Deneuve). On the job, he begins to investigate the shady death of a teenage girl that appears to

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Director Robert Aldrich (The Longest Yard) re-unites with Burt Reynolds for this hard-edged neo-noir. Lieutenant Phil Gaines (Reynolds) is a cynical Los Angeles police detective amorously involved with an icewater-veined Parisian call girl, Nicole Britton (Catherine Deneuve). On the job, he begins to investigate the shady death of a teenage girl that appears to lead straight to Leo Sellers (Eddie Albert), an attorney with a frightening number of connections. The problem is, Nicole herself has a direct connection to the case - Leo is one of her clients. Meanwhile, Marty Hollinger (Ben Johnson), the victim's father, decides to undertake a grassroots investigation of his own - little realizing that his seemingly murdered daughter was in up to her neck with prostitution, porno movie acting, and dancing as a stripper, facts which suggest that she may have offed herself.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Never one to practice restraint, director Robert Aldrich paints a sometimes overwhelmingly disturbing portrait of America in Hustle. Aldrich's work is undeniably powerful and his ability to vividly paint a world of unstoppable moral corrosion is impossible to dismiss. At the same time, the director's obsessiveness is uncomfortable and, at times, he simply tries too hard. There's not enough substance in the basically noir-ish screenplay to handle all that Aldrich imposes upon it. As a result, some viewers may find themselves saying "enough" before the film reaches its end, but there are also many who will find the director's "total immersion" approach richly rewarding. Burt Reynolds turns in a surprisingly interesting performance, adopting a world-weary approach that still maintains its vitality. He is, unfortunately, not well matched by Catherine Deneuve, who is stunning to look at but rather too mechanical. There's fine support, however, from Eileen Brennan, Eddie Albert, and especially Ben Johnson, whose compelling performance is, by itself, reason enough to watch. Not for everyone's taste, Hustle is nevertheless a fascinating variation on the cop thriller.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/2015
UPC:
0888574336660
Original Release:
1975
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
26,455

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Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Reynolds Lt. Phil Gaines
Catherine Deneuve Nicole
Ben Johnson Marty Hollinger
Paul Winfield Sgt. Louis Belgrave
Eileen Brennan Paula Hollinger
Eddie Albert Leo Sellers
Ernest Borgnine Santoro
Catherine Bach Peggy Summers
Jack Carter Herbie Dalitz
Sharon Kelly Gloria Hollinger
James Hampton Bus Driver
David Spielberg Bellamy
Don "Red" Barry Airport Bartender
Dick Miller Actor
Marilyn Moe Customer
Thad Geer 2nd Holdup Man
Ron Nyman Pan Am Clerk
Chuck Hayward Morgue Attendant
David Estridge Albino
Peter Brandon Minister
Naomi Stevens Woman Hostage
Med Flory Cop beating Albino
Steve Shaw Cop in Elevator
Dino Washington Cop in Elevator
John Duke Russo Man in Phone Booth
Don Billett Cop in T-Shirt
Hal Baylor Police Captain
Karl Lukas Charley
Patrice Rohmer Linda, a Dancer
Alvin Hammer Liquor Store clerk
Dave Willock Liquor Store Clerk
Queenie Smith Customer
Robert Englund Holdup Man
George Memmoli Foot Fetish Man
Fred Willard Interrogator
Ben Young First Detective
John Furlong Waiter
Jason Wingreen Jim Lang
Victoria Carroll Guest

Technical Credits
Robert Aldrich Director,Producer
William Aldrich Associate Producer
Charles Aznavour Songwriter
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Raphael Bretton Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Hilyard M. Brown Art Director
Betsy Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank deVol Score Composer
Malcolm Harding Asst. Director
Jerry Herst Songwriter
Herbert Kretzmer Songwriter
Francis Lai Songwriter
Michael Luciano Editor
Henry Millar Special Effects
Oscar Rodriguez Costumes/Costume Designer
Alex Romero Choreography
Steve Shagan Screenwriter
Jack Sharpe Songwriter
Jack Solomon Sound/Sound Designer
John K. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hustle
1. Beach Discovery [8:13]
2. Positive ID [9:17]
3. Remembering Rome [10:06]
4. Open/Shut Case? [7:35]
5. Searching For Answers [6:01]
6. Hostage Negotiating [6:29]
7. Finding Moby Dick [6:54]
8. Marty Investigates [10:46]
9. A Day With Nicole [5:35]
10. Making A Compromise [3:02]
11. A Visit With Leo [5:46]
12. Paula Hollinger's Past [9:11]
13. Undeniable Proof [9:04]
14. Marty's Rampage [7:04]
15. Man Down [7:52]

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