St. Ives (1976) Review

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Directed by J. Lee Thompson

Starring Charles Bronson and John Houseman

Plot: Crime writer Ray St. Ives (Bronson) is approached by a rich man (Houseman) to be a go between man in to retrieve stolen ledgers. He stops at a laundromat and finds a dead body. The police accuse him of murder and discover that he is carrying a bag of $100,000. St. Ives is let go, but he is hasseled by some thugs, he is able to escape.

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More people are murdered. He retrieves most of the ledgers, while someone is stalking him. People attempt to assassinate Ives, but of course, they fail.  Also, St. Ives makes passionate love to a woman.

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Everyone prepares for the dropoff at a drive-in. Will it go to plan? or will some jerks ruin it?

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Review: ¬†Bronson’s best decade was the 1970s. Yet, I felt that this one wasn’t as good as his other films. Nothing of substance happened on here. I think the high points of the film were all the scenes with Bronson and Lalo Schifrin’s score. Oh and Jacqueline Bissett was really pretty. One cool thing is Jeff Goldblum has a part on this, he previously starred on Death Wish and Robert Englund, the man who would be Freddy Krueger had a small role. This film also has my favorite end credits screen ever!

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2 thoughts on “St. Ives (1976) Review

  1. A very good film from an era when Bronson was stretching it a bit and playing characters who smiled and a had a sense of humor. Great cast surrounding him here as well. Bissett, Schell, Houseman, Guardino and Yulin, I think there is more here than you give it credit for. Only scene that doesnt work is the mugging. It’s a blatant Death Wish rip off.

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