The Nickel Ride/99 and 44/100% Dead! [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Special Features

  • The Nickel Ride: Theatrical trailer
  • 99 and 44/100% Dead: Theatrical trailer


99 and 44/100 Percent Dead
John Frankenheimer's bizarre, satirical gangster film is not for all tastes but has acquired a minor cult following. Elderly mobster Edmond O'Brien hires a hitman (Richard Harris) to eliminate his rival (Bradford Dillman) in a dystopic setting of not-quite reality. There are albino alligators, skillful chase scenes, and Chuck Connors as a one-handed psycho who can fit various deadly weapons on his stumpy arm. None of it makes much sense, and mainstream viewers may end up scratching their heads in bewilderment, but fans of more esoteric films should find it a lot of fun. It would likely have ended up as a big hit on the drive-in circuit if it hadn't been directed by Frankenheimer, from whom most people expect better. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

The Nickel Ride
The events leading up to the death of a small-time Los Angeles hood provides the basis of this gripping crime drama. The doomed gangster is known as the "key man" because he manages several warehouses containing oodles of pilfered loot. They mobsters have stolen so much that they are running out of space and so desperately need more storage units. They send the fellow out to negotiate for more space, but this takes time. His boss gets nervous and believing the big-hearted "key man" to be more of a risk than an asset orders him carefully watched and ultimately destroyed. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Harris
    Richard Harris - Harry Crown
  • Edmond O'Brien
    Edmond O'Brien - Uncle Frank
  • Bradford Dillman
    Bradford Dillman - Big Eddie
  • Ann Turkel
    Ann Turkel - Buffy
  • Constance Ford
    Constance Ford - Dolly

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