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Monte Hellman

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Back Door to HellBack Door to Hell (1964)
Dir. Monte Hellman
Feat. Jimmie Rodgers, Jack Nicholson, John Hackett
Rousing tale of a three–man commando team as they try to knock out a Japanese communication center. Strong performances, ribald banter, and…
Shooting, TheShooting, The (1965) Recommended
Dir. Monte Hellman
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Warren Oates, Millie Perkins
Avant–garde cowboy tale co–written by and featuring a typically crazed performance from Jack Nicholson, plus a memorable and unexpected…
Ride In the WhirlwindRide In the Whirlwind (1965)
Dir. Monte Hellman
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Cameron Mitchell
A low–budget western shot back–to–back with THE SHOOTING and although the lesser of the two, has a few gritty moments. The VHS tape…
Monte Hellman WesternsMonte Hellman Westerns (The Shooting, Ride in the Whirlwind) (1965)
Dir. Monte Hellman
Two-Lane BlacktopTwo-Lane Blacktop (1971) Aro Favourite
Dir. Monte Hellman
Feat. James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates
Ambling across a relentless roadscape of diners and gas stations, young petrol–heads James Taylor (yes, the pop singer) and Dennis Wilson (yes,…
Cockfighter, TheCockfighter, The (1974) Recommended
Dir. Monte Hellman
Feat. Warren Oates, Harry Dean Stanton, Patricia Pearcy
A typically raw–boned performance by Warren Oates centres this cult gem of 1970s American cinema, playing a cockfighting specialist who refuses…

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