MEAN STREETS (1973 U.S.) D/W/P: MARTIN SCORSESE W: MARDIK MARTIN P: JONATHAN T. TAPLIN
Scorsese`s small-time gangster masterpiece stars Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro as Little Italy hoods. There`s no exact plot as such, just a rambling but masterfully concise series of events that shows their existence. It is of course brilliantly acted (a lot of it is ad-libbed) and features Scorsese`s well-chosen soundtrack selections. The bloody car chase/shootout finale (set to Cream live) is particularly well orchestrated. And check out De Niro twirling to Rubber Biscuit by The Chips!. But it`s all great. A must-see. With David and Robert Carradine, Richard Romanus, Jeannie Bell, Vic Argo and David Proval.

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