Accidentally in the same jail is gangster Frank Renda Al Lettieri. He drinks bourbon at 10 am in the morning. You definitely won't be disappointed. Renda sends Wiley to negotiate with Majestyk, but once out of the cabin she realizes she is better off not going back to Renda, so the final clash unfolds with Majestyk pitted against the hired killers Renda and Lundy and the hapless Kopas. In the escape attempt, Majestyk drives off in the bus with Renda still in handcuffs. However Renda wants revenge on Majestyk. By the way Bronson whose real name was Buckinski must have been happy to play a person of Polish ancestry in this one, I believe it is one of the few times he did.
Majestyk decides to lend them a hand but then the wrath of the mob is turned onto Mr. Majestyk was released in 1974 and has generally received positive reviews. Majestyk is a simple guy who just wants to get his melon crop in, but he steps on some toes, winds up in the drunk tank, and then accidentally foils a ham handed attempt to break a big time criminal out of the same jail. Online reviewers have written 88 reviews, giving Mr. Lettieri was really coming into his own during the early Seventies with villainous roles in The Godfather, The Getaway, and McQ. Kopas badly injures a friend of Majestyk, and Renda and his men destroy what's left of Majestyk's harvested crop.
Majestyk turns the tables on Renda and becomes the attacker. But the local mob boss has different ideas. Neither side likes him worth a flip. In this moment, Richard Fleisher's film looks as an action picture about labor and race troubles. With a score of 64%, Mr. If you call yourself a Bronson fan and you haven't seen this you have to do something about it immediately or you can't watch yourself in a mirror. Synopsis Vietnam veteran Vince Majestyk just wants to grow his watermelons and live in peace on his farm.
Vietnam veteran Vince Majestyk just wants to grow his watermelons and live in peace on his farm. . The poor mobsters don't stand a chance. However, his own plan is ruined when Frank escapes from him, promising bloody revenge. Two women figure prominently in the proceedings.
Renda, with the help of his girlfriend, Wiley , escapes from Majestyk. I love the inventive action scenes, silly yet exciting story, the amusing baddies, Charles Bernstein's cool score and 53 year old Bronson's irresistible performance as the toughest melon farmer the world has ever seen. Majestyk is one of my favorite Charles Bronson action films. A small-time hood, Bobby Kopas , attempts to coerce Majestyk into a of using unskilled drunks to harvest his watermelon crop. The interactions between Vince and these gangsters confirm their personalities. The plot which is a bit complex for an action film does not get in the way of any of the action.
Running time 103 minutes Country United States Language English Mr. He tracks Renda to the cabin hideout where he, Wiley, Lundy and Kopas are holding up. I love everything about this movie. Majestyk 1974 an average rating of 64%. Vince Majestyk is a modest and introvert Colorado melon farmer who only wants to bring in his harvest He ends up in jail after a conflict with a local small time crook, but things get really serious when a wanted mafia hit man targets him for assassination.
What could be more perfect? Renda approaches Majestyk in a bar in town and tell him he plans to kill him, but Majestyk is not intimidated and knocks Renda down. Majestyk plans on trading Renda to the police in return for being released to finish harvesting his melons. Great film, highly recommended to all action cinema fanatics! Like Clint Eastwood, Bronson never had real success until he went to Europe in 1968. This movie is simply Bronson's finest work. Over 30 years since I first saw Mr. While in jail Bronson also runs afoul of big time hit man Al Lettieri and when Lettieri finally escapes he's out to get him. He needs to harvest his crop in order to keep the farm financially solvent.
One thing leads to another, the criminals come to get him, and you can fill in the blanks from there. Renda's men try to break him out of police custody during a prisoner transport by bus. The film is from an original screenplay written by author. Linda Cristal who is an organizer for the United Farm Workers who Bronson aids and she in turn becomes pretty valuable to him. Majestyk straight advise to the unscrupulous punk is clear: Not to interfere.