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Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no ... See full summary »
Star Fred Williamson's M*A*S*H (1972) co-star Elliott Gould came in for a half-hour's work to help out his friend. Gould completely improvised his part on the spot.
Oh, so it was you trying to run me over, huh? What's it all about?
Capt. O'Malley: I've got a contract on you, Johnny boy.
Johnny Barrows: Today's collection day, huh?
Capt. O'Malley: It's now or later. Either way, I collect.
Dedicated to the veteran who traded his place on the front line for a place on the unemployment line. Peace is Hell.
The newest edition out by Code Red DVD is the longer, uncut version. However, the theatrical version, available on numerous public domain VHS and DVD copies are sourced from the same video master from the 1980s Unicorn release, differs a lot from the director's cut. The Atlas Films logo is intact on the DVD, where in the theatrical version, it's missing. The director's cut also restores footage from the scene where O'Malley tries to run over Johnny in the parking lot. The scene where Johnny calls Nancy and tells her to meet him actually takes place after he kills DaVinci and his henchmen. The theatrical version actually inserts the scene in after he kills O'Malley. The sound effects during the short chase scene up to the mountain doesn't match up in-sync with the cars compared to the theatrical version. The fight scene with Johnny and O'Malley is sightly longer than the theatrical cut. Before the end credits, after Nancy shoots Johnny steps on a land mine, we see a shot of the two when the camera pans up to a helicopter view and then the explosion. The theatrical cut skips the view and just shows Nancy looking back at Johnny, then the explosion.