The Chase

The Chase

DVD - 2004
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A sheriff attempts to capture an escaped convict before a bloodthirsty mob lynches him.

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jimg2000
Aug 14, 2018

A period social drama on the intertwined lives of three married men who grew up together in a Texas town but from three different social strata. All only sons, one from the wealthiest landowner in town, another whose dream was to buy back the foreclosed family farm and the last was raised by parents on the poor side. A film jam-packed with injustice, bigotry, lost love and social commentaries back in the days. Love watching those old timers in younger selves: men in prime physical conditions and women in sexy dresses with independent views...

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Bang_On
Jun 26, 2018

(*Movie quote that set the tone of this film's story*) - "Let white man take care of white man's troubles!"

Out of The Chase's total running time of 135 minutes - I'd say that its dreary, small-town, soap opera story only rose above that mediocrity for about 10 of those many minutes. It's true.

Marlon Brando's irksome, phone-in performance aside - Am I the only one who got so sick to death of hearing the name "Bubber" being spoken by just about everyone (and their dog) in the horrid, little town of Tarl, Texas? Eh? Am I!?

And, speaking about "Bubber" - IMO - Only a babbling idiot (which I guess "Bubber" was) would head straight back to his hometown after breaking out of prison. Like - DUH!!??

All-in-all - 1966's The Chase was total brain-dead idiocy from start to finish.

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Open_Sesame
Jun 14, 2018

Is there no end to the little annoying user below writing spoilers all the time? I'm fed up with this one always wrecking a movie by her giving it all away in her comments.

Here I've included the nasty message that the flaky user below recently sent to me. Go ahead and read my "Dolphin Tale" comments and tell me if you can figure out WTF!? this girl is talking about. Like - Duh!

*Quote* - "Hey! How come you've jotted down here my comment from "Dolphin Tale"? Are you stupid or what? An idiot? Insane? Just simply foolish or just kidding? What the heck do you think you have done such a bloody out-of-mind act?"

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akirakato
Mar 18, 2013

This is a 1966 American drama film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, and Robert Redford, about a series of events set into motion by a prison break.
Because one of the two escapees is Charlie "Bubber" Reeves (Redford), wrongly assumed to be responsible for a murder, the escape causes a stir in a nearby town where Bubber is a well-known figure.
The film deals with racism, in which black men are harassed by white men, with sexual revolution, in which many of the characters are openly engaged in affairs, and with small-town corruption, in which the sheriff is falsely assumed to be in the pocket of the man who helped appoint him, as well as with vigilantism, in which the townspeople openly defy the sheriff in their search for Bubber.
Although the movie stars a number of famous actors and actreeses, the focus of the various themes is blurred so much that it turns out a confused party with too much noise.

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æther
Mar 04, 2013

Seduced by the star-studding, but this mid-60s vehicle is a screeching bit of misery-in-motion that adds oil-fueled redneck flames to the cheap noir genre

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jimg2000
Aug 14, 2018

Grandma, he's got on a prison suit!
-We gotta do nothing, except let white men take care of white men's troubles.
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You know, Jake Rogers and Bubber Reeves, they trade things... back and forth, like wives and airplanes.
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Mr. Sam, why don't you sell that little picayune farm of yours. Awful hard for a man to make a living these days on just a one-man farm.
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I've been thinking and thinking. What did I do wrong? Other people had bad boys. Leroy, Jake Rogers. Jake Rogers. They all grew out of their boy meanness. What did I do wrong?
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Well, my money is as good as his money... and I love my son as much as he loves his son.
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So many years wasted. We've got plenty of time now. Plenty of time now.
Haven't we, Anna? Haven't we?
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I guess you are the sexual revolution all by yourselves.
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You need $ 100?
- You bet. Who don't?
I'm in a hurry.
- I don't know. Be cheating to take the money.
There's more.
- Be cheating even more.

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