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The Mechanic (1972)

Rating:R (for strong bloody violence, language, some sexuality and drug use)
Genre:Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:January 1, 1972
Running time:100 minutes
Cast:Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland, Linda Ridgeway
Director:Michael Winner
Producer:Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler
Writer:Lewis John Carlino
Distributor:United Artists

Description: Charles Bronson re-teams with director Michael Winner -- sandwiched between their first pairing in the underrated Chato's Land and their seminal collaboration in Death Wish -- in this Lewis John Carlino-scripted actioner. Bronson plays Arthur Bishop, a mechanic or hired killer, famed for his efficient and unfeeling contract executions. The young and eager Steve McKenna (Jan-Michael Vincent) teams up with him, hoping that Bishop will teach him the bounty-hunting business. Imparting words of wisdom to Steve like, Murder is only killing without a license and everybody kills -- the Army, the police, the two undergo a series of adventures as Bishop shows Steve the ropes. Between action scenes, Bronson's wife Jill Ireland makes an appearance as a sexy hooker.~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide

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