The Mechanic (1972)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Nov 17, 1972 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Charles Bronson re-teams with director Michael Winner -- sandwiched between their first pairing in the underrated Chato's Land and their seminal collaboration in Death Wish -- in this Lewis John Carlino-scripted actioner. Bronson plays Arthur Bishop, a "mechanic" or hired killer, famed for his efficient and unfeeling contract executions. The young and eager Steve McKenna (Jan-Michael Vincent) teams up with him, hoping that Bishop will teach him the bounty-hunting business. Imparting words of wisdom to Steve like, "Murder is only killing without a license and everybody kills -- the Army, the police," the two undergo a series of adventures as Bishop shows Steve the ropes. Between action scenes, Bronson's wife Jill Ireland makes an appearance as a sexy hooker.

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assassination, enemy, friendship, gangster, hitman, killing, mentor, organized-crime, student, training, wealth