The Professionals (1966)

Lee Marvin, Woody Strode, Robert Ryan, and Burt Lancaster are hired by Texas millionaire Ralph Bellamy to enter Mexico and take his kidnapped wife, the lovely Claudia Cardinale, back from Jack Palance, a Mexican bandit. While this is basically a Wild West heist film exploring themes of love and jaded adventure seekers, the team-building aspect … Continue reading The Professionals (1966)

Execution Squad (1972)

1969 brought a nearly two decade reign of terror in Italy known as the Anni di piombo, the Years of Lead, during which both far left and far right terrorist groups(supposedly supported by the Soviet Union and US respectively) carried out bombings, assassinations, homicides, arson, kidnappings, intentional maiming, and executions against police officers, journalists, government … Continue reading Execution Squad (1972)