"Mr. Majestyk" is inarguably one of Charles Bronson's most masterful action movie accomplishments (not counting the westerns like "Once Upon a Time in the West" and "The Magnificent Seven" because he didn't play the central character in those) and this is mainly thanks to the skillful writing of Elmore Leonard and the tight direction of Richard Fleischer. More than in the other contemporary Bronson action vehicles, "Mr. Majestyk" benefices from a steadily paced and intelligent screenplay that fully revolves on Charles Bronson, but at least never exaggeratedly idolizes him. Vince Majestyk is a modest and introvert Colorado melon farmer who only wants to bring in his harvest? He ends up in jail after a conflict with a local small time crook, but things get really serious when a wanted mafia hit man targets him for assassination. Mr. Majestyk wanted to deliver the escaped convict Frank Renda back to the police, but his plan failed and now Renda is obsessed with killing Vince with his own hands. The plot isn't hyper-convoluted, but it's definitely more ambitious than the average "Death Wish" sequel in which Charles blows away random street scum. The villainous characters in "Mr. Majestyk" are interesting personalities. Frank Renda (brilliant performance from Al Lettieri) is a genuinely menacing and relentless criminal, whereas Bobby Kopas is just a sleazy and cowardly local marauder who thinks he's a big shot. The interactions between Vince and these gangsters confirm their personalities. He's not afraid of Renda but remains wary and respectful at all times, whereas he continuously mocks and humiliates the racist wannabe cowboy Bobby Kopas. It is definitely the sharp and seasoned writing of Elmore Leonard what brings the film to a higher quality level. "Mr. Majestyk" certainly isn't a non-stop spitfire of action sequences, but there are a couple of explosively violent moments that are unforgettable. The escape during the prison transportation, for example, as well as the Ford pick-up chase and the climatic shootout. Great film, highly recommended to all action cinema fanatics!
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Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Mr. Majestyk is a movie starring Charles Bronson, Linda Cristal, and Al Lettieri. A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.
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Vietnam veteran Vince Majestyk just wants to grow his watermelons and live in peace on his farm. But the local mob boss has different ideas. When his workers are threatened Mr. Majestyk decides to lend them a hand but then the wrath of the mob is turned onto Mr. Majestyk himself. The poor mobsters don't stand a chance.
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Charlie's got a melon to pick with you!Reviewed byCoventryVote: 8/10
Who would of thought that Charles Bronson would give his best performance as a melon farmer! Mr. Majestyk is a '70s classic. Elmore Leonards screenplay elevates this above other 30 year old action fare. The late great Al Lettieri is hilarious as hit-man Frank "The Keeeeeeeys" Renda. Character actor extraordinaire Paul Koslo nearly steals the show as the irritating Bobby Kopas. Linda Cristal is quite good as Charlie's love interest. Beautifully photographed, with scene after scene of memorable dialogue Mr. Majestyk delivers. Especially an amazing truck chase ( that ford used in TV commercials years later.) Instead of endless DEATHWISH sequels that numbed the senses, Charlie should have done a sequel to this one.
MR MAJESTYK is without doubt one of Charles Bronsan`s greatest films . I know that`s not saying much but if you`ve never seen it then you can`t appreciate just how enjoyable it is . Bronsan is outshined on screen by Al Lettieri`s performance as mafia hitman Frank Renda . Witness the scene in the prison dining hall
MAJESTYK : ( To Renda - Referring to meal ) Hey buddy you finished with that ?
RENDA : ( Knocks prison tray onto floor ) You want it ? You eat it
MAJESTYK : I`ll tell you what I`ll have one of those cigarettes of yours
CUT to Renda giving a facial expression that resembles a rabid rottweiller . But it`s when Paul Koslo as Bobby Kopas arrives onto the scene to get revenge on Vince Majestyk that the deadpan humour really takes off
KOPAS : Hi Mister Renda . I thought maybe after you`d finished with Majestyk I could maybe put a couple of slugs into him
RENDA : ( Referring to Kopas ) Who`s this a$$hole ?
Or the scene where Renda , Kopas and a couple of other bad guys are driving past Majestyk`s farm on a stakeout when they notice a police patrol car parked on the road
RENDA : Cops . How long the cops been here ?
KOPAS : ( Nonchalantly ) Too long I guess
RENDA : ( grabs Kopas violently ) Listen a$$hole . I ain`t known you two minutes but already you`re talking s*** to me boy ( Kopas becomes visibly more and more terrified ) What`s the matter with you a$$hole ?
Lettieri and Koslo make a great team and it`s a pity they never appeared in their own show entitled THE MAFIA HITMAN AND THEA$$HOLE