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Waiting for the Man

3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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Chicago crime patriarch Frank Martel, who has been telling his life story to a writer, is executed three days before Christmas. When word of Martel's death gets out, government agencies and the Martel Crime Family are caught in a desperate struggle to locate the manuscripts and seize power. Martel's dissipated son Andrew is reluctantly forced to join up with his oldest friend, Lindsey McMahon, a killer for hire with a heroin habit. This reluctant team is forced to kidnap Frank's ghostwriter and his innocent girlfriend. Their only ally is Lindsey's lover, Emma, an enigmatic hired killer. The film is a lucid descent into the depths of the spiritual consequences of a life in an organized crime family. Director John Covert expertly infuses WAITING FOR THE MAN's disturbing spiritual intensity with unexpected flashes of humor and tenderness.

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Product Details

  • Actors: John Covert, Michael Cullough, Daniel Gately, John Harriman, Jock Hedblade
  • Directors: John Covert
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Color, Director's Cut, Dolby, NTSC, Original recording remastered
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Cinema Obscura
  • DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000V6LSZ4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,912 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By John Covert on November 20, 2007
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" I have never met a critic in private who didn't apologize to me for what they have said in public."
Oscar Wilde

Although it is usually my policy never to respond to critics, legitimate or otherwise, I am choosing to because I suspect the "reviewer" has either a personal grudge of some sort or has seen a rough cut/work in progress version of the film from years ago.

There were at least two screenings and video review versions of this film that did have technical problems. All of these have been addressed in this new DVD version of the film. The editors went back to all the original materials - negatives and sound recordings and completely re-cut/re-mastered the film. Work that was not possible due to severe budget restraints when working on the original 35MM theatrical release.

The technial issues been dealt with. The director has completely re-shaped the film. It is now what I originally intended.
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Love this film! It's stunning, gritty, beautifully filmed. Although this film has been compared to Coppola's works, I'm more inclined to think of Lynch with a hint of Tarantino. Brilliant, absolutely Brilliant!
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Waiting for the Man is another turkey from the so-called filmmaker John Covert. The problem with this film lies with the director John Covert. He fancies himself to be one of these spiritually austere European film directors like Robert Bresson. However, John Covert films lack the substance of Bresson's (or Bergman's) films. Also the acting in this film is terrible-perhaps this due to the screenplay-afterall, John Covert wrote the screenplay. I see that John Covert wrote an Amazon review of his own film. This film is nothing to get defensive about. John Covert seems to be a very paranoid person-(I would refrain from calling him a film director). John Covert should not be allowed to write reviews of his own films. Amazon.com is not the place to peddle his American garbage.
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