Scarecrow (1973)


“[to Max from her bar stool] Shut the door, you big dope. You’re lettin’ all the smoke out! ” – Darlene

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Feb 2022)

Brief Synopsis – Two vagrants traveling across America together form a friendship.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and was immediate drawn to it due to the fact that it stars both gene Hackman and Al Pacino.

The characters are not easy to take to and this helps make it even harder to believe that these two actors play these kind of characters.

The story is a pretty bland one that moves along in a pretty slow fashion.

The way that things move along is ok, and the story shows that the destination isn;t the key, but the journey there.

The adventures and situations that these men come across on their way are quite diverse and show the kind of things that were happening during the time that this take place.

The fact that Hackman and Pacino could take on these kind of roles not long after they both became household names is quite impressive and shows that perhaps they were just looking for something more low-key at that time.

The supporting cast is also fine with Eileen Brennan, Richard Lynch, Dorothy Tristan and Ann Wedgeworth adding some very colorful characters to the mix and shows the diverse kinds of people that they can meet along the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Before shooting, Gene Hackman and Al Pacino both dressed as hobos and hitchhiked through California to get into their characters. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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