Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Glove (1979)

How bad is it? It's a low point for many actors involved.
Should you see it? Yes. The cast is worth it alone.

John Saxon plays a cop tracking down escaped prisoner Rosey Grier, who dons a 5 lb. metal glove that was used to beat him in prison and is using it to retaliate against his captors. Joanna Cassidy, Joan Blondell, Jack Carter, Aldo Ray, Keenan Wynn and Michael Pataki all appear. It was directed by character actor Ross Hagen. Rosey tears the doors off a Ford Pinto. Saxon does one-leg push-ups with his daughter on his back. There's secret tape recordings. There's guitar lessons. There's a scene in a slaughterhouse where people hit each other with slabs of meat. I think this film is why I needed a 4th pass through contenders; I almost missed it.

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