Grindhouse

The Family

Family Enforcer

aka The Death Collector

The Family

While our allotment of advance tickets has sold out online, additional tickets will be available to purchase at the door the night of the show, first come, first served.

Double crossed and left for dead, a professional hitman (Charles Bronson) vows revenge after his release from prison. When the trail leads him to New Orleans, he finds his former girlfriend (Bronson’s real-life wife Jill Ireland) and a powerful crime boss (Telly Savalas) who may be behind it all. Featuring a classic score by Ennio Morricone, a fast-paced screenplay co-written by Lina Wertmüller, and stellar direction from Sergio Sollima (The Big Gundown, Face to Face), The Family (aka Violent City) is a tough-as-nails gangland saga that explodes on screen.

“My favourite Italian genre movie is Violent City [aka The Family].” – Nicolas Winding Refn

Marc Edward Heuck writes about The Family on the New Beverly blog.

Director
Sergio Sollima
Starring
Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Telly Savalas, Michel Constantin, Umberto Orsini, Ray Sanders
Year
1970
Country
Italy
Format
35mm
Running Time
100 minutes

Family Enforcer

The low budget crime film that Robert De Niro watched and recommended to Martin Scorsese, who would then cast co-stars Joe Pesci and Frank Vincent in Raging BullGoodFellas and Casino! Joseph Cortese stars in Family Enforcer as a Mafia-connected hood, recently released from jail and rising in ranks as a vicious & intimidating debt collector. The mean streets just got meaner!

Marc Edward Heuck writes about Family Enforcer on the New Beverly blog.

Director
Ralph De Vito
Starring
Joseph Cortese, Lou Criscuolo, Joe Pesci, Bobby Alto, Frank Vincent
Year
1976
Rated
R
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
85 minutes

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