The Mechanic

The Mechanic

Director: Michael Winner Cast: Charles Bronson, Keenan Wynn, Jan-Michael Vincent

Overview

Charles Bronson re-teams with director Michael Winner -- sandwiched between their first pairing in the underrated Chato's Land and their seminal collaboration in Death Wish -- in this Lewis John Carlino-scripted actioner. Bronson plays Arthur Bishop, a "mechanic" or hired killer, famed for his efficient and unfeeling contract executions. The young and eager Steve McKenna (Jan-Michael Vincent) teams up with him, hoping that Bishop will teach him the bounty-hunting business. Imparting words of wisdom to Steve like, "Murder is only killing without a license and everybody kills -- the Army, the police," the two undergo a series of adventures as Bishop shows Steve the ropes. Between action scenes, Bronson's wife Jill Ireland makes an appearance as a sexy hooker.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/1998
UPC: 0027616125934
Original Release: 1972
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Bronson Arthur Bishop
Keenan Wynn Harry McKenna
Jan-Michael Vincent Steve McKenna
Jill Ireland Prostitute
Linda Ridgeway Louise
Father Amando DeVincenzo Priest
Christine Forbes Bikini Waitress
Hiroyasu Fujishima Aikido Master
Frank de Kova Syndicate Head
Steve Cory Messenger
Enzo Fiermonte The Mark
Martin Gordon American Tourist
Takayuki Kubota Yamoto, Karate Master
Athena Lorde Old Woman
Pat O'Moore Old Man
Kevin O'Neal Cam
Ernie F. Orsatti Chickin Lickin' Driver
Celeste Yarnall The Mark's Girl
Howard Morton Car Polish Man
James Davidson Intern
Steve Vinovich Policeman
Robert Jaffe Party Guest
Linda Grant Bathtub Girl
Louise Fitch Librarian
Hank Hamilton Kori
Michael Hinn Rifle Range Attendant
Lindsay Crosby Policeman
Gerald Saunderson Peters Butler
J.N. Roberts Gang Leader
Frank Orsatti Bodyguard #2
Sara Taft Garden Party Woman
John Barclay Garden Party Man
Alan R. Gibbs Bodyguard #1
Jerry Fielding Conductor

Technical Credits
Michael Winner Director
Lewis John Carlino Producer,Screenwriter
Robert Chartoff Producer
Jerry Fielding Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan R. Gibbs Stunts
Richard H. Kline Cinematographer
Lambert Marks Costumes/Costume Designer
Rodger Maus Art Director
Robert Paynter Cinematographer
Philip Rhodes Makeup
Herbert Westbrook Art Director
Frederick Wilson Editor
Irwin Winkler Producer

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