Bonnie's Kids

1972

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 6.2 10 429

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Alex Rocco as Eddy
Sharon Gless as Sharon - Waitress
Max Showalter as Frank
Leo Gordon as Charley
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1hr 45 min
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Reviewed by merklekranz 6 / 10

Teeming with unlikable characters ........

Drive-in exploitation movie that is teeming with unlikable characters. I would say that Alex Rocco is the most sympathetic person I could find, and he is a hit-man just trying to do his job. Rocco also provides far and away the best acting in "Bonnie's Kids". The story of manipulating sisters, Tiffany Bolling, and Robin Matson, often bogs down with meaningless small talk and titillating sexual teasing. 105 minutes running time seems excessive, but the story is way above average, and several catchy tunes are memorable. There are also some moments of dark humor thrown into the mix. Not exactly the "classic" others may think it is, but still quite entertaining. - MERK

Reviewed by shark-43 8 / 10

Cracker-Jack drive-in rollick, among the best of its kind.

This is a thoroughly entertaining 1970's sleazy crime film - where desperate people do desperate things for sex and money. The clothes, the music, the lingo, the hair styles - a great time capsule of the early 70's. The curious thing is the movie has some real interesting quirks to it - one being a "salt and pepper" hit team - white guy, black guy who spend a lot of time walking hallways, sitting in a car, sitting in diners and talking about this and that - very much like Travolta and Jackson in "Pulp Fiction". Now, is THIS film the first to have such a hit team - probably not. But in the theatre midnight movie showing I saw it at - many people were shouting out the "Pulp Fiction" similarities. Hmmmm. Just like many people bring up the jewel robbery in the powerful Asian crime film "City On Fire" as the "inspiration" for the jewel robbery in "Reservoir Dogs". Hmmmm. Anyway, the movie of "Bonnie's Kids" is a blast - good and gritty and Alex Rocco (Moe Green in the Godfather and the Emmy-winning sleazy agent in the short-lived comedy Famous Teddy Z) is the white guy assassin.

Reviewed by Woodyanders ([email protected]) 8 / 10

A nicely gritty and trashy 70's drive-in exploitation film noir crime picture

Brassy, sharp-witted, take-charge vixen-on-wheels Ellie (leggy, beauteous 70's B-movie perennial Tiffany Bolling at her most trampy and tantalizing) and her adorable, dewy-eyed, flirtatious younger sister Myra (cute, tiny, girlish Robin Mattson, who served her time in such grind-house schlock as "Candy Stripe Nurses" and "Return to Macon County" before moving on to more respectable work in the soap operas "All My Children," "General Hospital," "Ryan's Hope," and "Santa Barbara") are a pair of delectable, no where near as "innocent" as they seem country babes who live in relative squalor with their gross, irritable, lecherous step-dad Charlie (a memorably vile Leo Gordon), a real scuzzbucket who gets blasted by a shotgun-hefting Ellie after he attempts to rape Myra. Ellie and Myra hightail it to the big city and hole up with their wealthy, crooked Uncle Ben (the ever-gruff Scott Brady), who's elbow deep in assorted illegal activities. Ben's shady sleazeball partner Eddie (a sensationally slimy performance from consummate hambone thespian Alex Rocco) and Eddie's equally no-count libidinous pal Digger (a coolly vicious Timothy Brown) hire dopey, wishy-washy private eye Larry Evans (an amiably addle-pated Steve Sandor) to pick up a valuable suitcase full of mucho stolen loot; Ben sends Ellie along to make sure the pick-up goes smoothly. Naturally, Larry and Ellie become an item, acquire the package, and decide to keep the hot cash all for themselves. They hightail it to Mexico. Eddie and Digger give chase.

Graced with an appropriately amoral, cold-blooded tone, several suitably mean and jolting plot twists, languorous, but steady pacing, a nice streak of bitch-black humor (Digger and Eddie accidentally blow away the wrong couple at a seedy motel!), and generous offerings of sex, violence and nudity, "Bonnie's Kids" makes for a really enjoyable, fairly surprising and pleasingly junky nickel'n'dime crime melodrama which nicely fits into the then faddish film noir tradition (Bolling in particular makes for a marvelously bitchy and conniving femme fatale). Arthur ("J.D.'s Revenge") Marks' solid direction and the clever script carry the day with commendably brisk, no-frills efficiency, capably abetted by Carson Whitset's funky, insouciant, rumbling jazz score, Robert Charles Wilson's adroit, animated, occasionally leering cinematography (Mattson takes a welcome nude bath at the very start of the picture and Bolling is first seen in an eye-catching rear end sticking up at the camera shot, looking mighty desirable in a tight, clingy hash slinger uniform), a gritty subtext which explores with stark frankness the grim reality concerning greed and betrayal, a wonderfully wicked surprise bummer ending, and top-rate cameos from veteran character actor Max Showalter as a sludgebag traveling salesman and a pre-"Cagney and Lacey" Sharon Gless as a weary greasy spoon waitress. An unjustly neglected little sleeper which was often double-billed with the fantastic "The Candy Snatchers" at drive-ins back in the day.

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