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Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 12-JUL-2005
Media Type: DVD
- "On the Road with Scarecrow" vintage featurette
- Theatrical trailer
Top Customer Reviews
Lionel's generosity with the match brings the two diverse characters together, and soon Max reveals his plan to open a car wash in Pittsburgh, and invites "Lion" to "go in bidness" with him. So, they're off to Pennsylvania, with two stops along the way -- a visit to Max's sister in Denver, and then up to Detroit for a confrontation between Lionel and the pregnant girl he abandoned.
Their contradictory personalities act as a magnet that pulls each towards a middle ground, as Max begins to soften in the warmth of his newfound friendship, and events occur that cause Lionel to question his "scarecrow" theory.
Hackman creates an unforgettable character in Max. I've seen most of his work, which obviously includes the award-winning performance in "The French Connection", and this is his best. I think that there is a lot of Gene Hackman infused into "Max", I see pieces of this character in all of his other roles. That's not to slight Al Pacino, who does a fine job as the diminutive Lionel, moving towards a critical and uncertain reunion.
This film grows on you, like a friendship. It has been largely ignored, and deserves a better fate.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A young Gene Hackman and a younger Al Pacino. Two vagabonds on the road to nowherePublished 1 month ago by John Bray
I rented this because it was filmed in a town where I lived and my mother is in a little clip in a clothing store where Al Pacino goes nuts running around. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jean Lamborn
Great 70's feel and a good movie. Hackman sited it as his favorite.Published 4 months ago by R. Sanders
Al Pacino as I never remembered him - Funny, light hearted character - Gene Hackman is great as always! Two man show that never lets you down! An oldie but goodie!Published 6 months ago by Frav
A gentle little road picture that seems slightly anachronistic; yet remains winning, right down to an ending straight out of Kesey. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Todd Solley