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“Oh my God, that’s my daughter.” According to John Milius, Paul Schrader visited all sorts of adult attractions and BDSM bars like the ones featured in the film for work and for attempted pleasure. It’s that openness towards, and genuine curiosity for, these taboo practices which serves Schrader as a storyteller, informing the vulnerability of his lead character: a deeply religious Mid-westerner (a moving and tremendous George C. Scott) who searches the L.A. porno underworld for his runaway daughter. This is an odyssey into every parent’s nightmare and one God-fearing man’s heart of darkness.

“4 Stars … contains moments of pure revelation.” – Roger Ebert

Kim Morgan discusses Hardcore on the New Beverly blog.

Director
Paul Schrader
Writer
Paul Schrader
Starring
George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent
Year
1979
Rated
R
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
108 minutes

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When an innocent beauty hops a bus to the big city in hopes of finding fame & fortune, she’s kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery. But when the cops won’t help, her big brother will have to take the law into his own hands. An explosive and hard-hitting ‘70s actioner / seedy LA time capsule, Trackdown follows Montana cattle rancher Jim Calhoun (Jim Mitchum, eldest son of Robert) on a rampage of revenge, kicking ass and taking names across the gang-infested streets & crime-ridden back alleys of Los Angeles. With a lasso and gun in hand, Jim teams with a social worker (Cathy Lee Crosby) and a young hustler (Erik Estrada!) in a desperate attempt to save his sister.

Director
Richard T. Heffron
Starring
Jim Mitchum, Karem Lamm, Anne Archer, Erik Estrada, Cathy Lee Crosby, Vince Cannon, John Kerry
Year
1976
Rated
R
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
98 minutes

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