THE MECHANIC (Theatrical Release USA 1972)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

The Mechanic—one of Charles Bronson’s best performances—gritty, intense adult film explores the world of professional assassins with stark, realistic, and shocking thoroughness. Bronson, as usual, delivers an outstanding performance that is well-supported by a terrific script and a perfect casting choice of Jan-Michael Vincent as the ultimate protagonist. Completely entertains and surprises at every level. Great work for Director Michael Winner.

Storyline

A professional hitman breaks organizational rules with severe consequences.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Michael Winner for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Arthur Bishop (Charles Bronson), Steve McKenna (Jan-Michael Vincent), Harry McKenna (Keenan Wynn), The Girl (Jill Ireland), Louise (Linda Ridgeway), The Man (Frank DeKova), Intern (James Davidson), Policeman (Lindsay Crosby), Messenger (Steve Cory), and Yamoto (Tak Kubota).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Do not miss this film. As entertaining in 2019 as it was in 1972. It belongs in the home video library.

Ben Meyers

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