Sorry for the delay in the #jamescaanappreciationweek but been away.
So, film no two in my week dedicated to James Caan is 1975 thriller The Killer Elite, starring Caan with old buddy Robert Duvall.
Caan plays Mike Locken who works for the CIA together with his friend and Partner George. Locken is horribly betrayed by his friend and left a crippled and told he will never work again. However, revenge is a powerful motivation to get back up on that horse.
I am really weak for these bloody thrillers with revenge seeking leads and I am definitely weak for Sam Peckinpah films, and even though this is far from his best, I really liked it. Caan and Duvall has got an undeniable chemistry and I don't think I have ever seen Duvall this cool. I thought it had a good pace, great supporting actors like Bo Hopkins, Burt Young and Gig Young and a wicked story of crosses and double crosses, vengeance, friendship and with some martial arts mixed in there it turned out to be one hell of a movie.
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