Director: John Cassavetes Run Time: 123 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1980
Starring: Buck Henry, Gena Rowlands, John Adames, Julie Carmen, Tony Knesich
Writer/Producer: John Cassavetes
The legendary Gena Rowlands commands this criminally captivating entry into the great John Cassavetes canon. When a young boy’s family is killed by the mafia, their tough-as-nails neighbor Gloria (Rowlands) becomes his reluctant protector. In possession of a book that the gangsters are ready to kill for, the unlikely pair go on the run in New York chased by underworld thugs. Rowlands, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance, is both mesmerizing and compelling as a bad-ass gun-toting “broad” and brings life to the brilliant script from husband John Cassavetes.