Drive in Double Feature - Search and Destroy / The Glove
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Hate and revenge go together like hand in glove.
In THE GLOVE, a down-on-his luck bounty hunter (John Saxon of BLACK CHRISTMAS) buys a one way ticket to Hell when he tries to capture a vengeful ex-con (Rosey Grier) out to punish an order of corrupt prison guards with the torture device they used on him: a riot glove made of 5 lbs. of lead and steel.
Co-starring Joanna Cassidy (BLADE RUNNER) and a cast of veteran Hollywood actors, including Keenan Wynn (PIRANHA), Joan Blondell (NIGHTMARE ALLEY) and Aldo Ray).
In SEARCH AND DESTROY, ex-GIs Perry King (CLASS OF 1984) and Don Stroud (PERDITA DURANGO) fight for their lives as members of their elite combat unit are picked off one by one by the embittered soldier they left behind enemy lines.
George Kennedy (AIRPORT) and Tisa Farrow (ZOMBIE) are also featured in this edgy action thriller from director William Fruet (DEATH WEEKEND).
Top Customer Reviews
Little time is wasted putting the Niagra-set SEARCH & DESTROY (1979) in motion. Four Vietnam vets who served together are being targeted by a killer, with one vet killed off during the opening credits and the body of another found shortly thereafter. Remaining vets Perry King and Don Stroud are considered suspects--that is until the killer (Jong Su Park) opens fire on them as they get off a Niagara Falls tour boat. George Kennedy is the police chief who wants to wrap up the case quickly lest the killer scares away tourists. As he explains to King: "These people prefer to watch violence on TV. Dammit, we don't have time for another war!" I've read other reviews that have noted "Search & Destroy" doesn't have enough narrative to sustain its 90 minute run time, and I agree. There's a lot of padding here, with chase scenes that go on much longer than they should. A better tack might have been to spend a little more time developing King's and Stroud's characters at the beginning before putting them in the killer's sights. Nevertheless, director William Fruet gives us a pretty clear picture of King's and Stroud's hardscrabble existences before the pair become targets.Read more ›
I've always enjoyed The Glove (1978) it has a memorable opening number and John Saxon is as always excellent in the role of a world weary bounty hunter. Rooevelt Grier also excels and the supporting cast enhances the film.
Search And Destroy likewise makes for an entertaining action feature with good roles for Don Stroud and Perry King ably supported by the ever reliable George Kennedy.
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Although corny and dated, Search and Destroy is one of my all time favorite class B movies. Perry King and Don Stroud had a stellar performance.
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