Fuller directs street of no return in rare broll behindthescenes footage duration. It stars cliff robertson, dolores dorn, and beatrice kay. Street of no return 1989 directed by samuel fuller genres crime. Some great raw bts footage of in this 11minute clip of sam fuller directing his movie street of no return in 1988. Street of no return 1989 a washedup rock star who had his vocal chords severed reclaims his forgotten past and seeks revenge against the mobster who maimed him. Samuel michael fuller august 12, 1912 october 30, 1997 was an american screenwriter, novelist, and film director known for lowbudget, understated genre movies with controversial themes, often made outside the conventional studio system. They tire of his brutality and rebel, stranding the despot and his few loyal soldiers in the burning sands with a few supplies. Jasons rating of the film street of no return jason the fantoma dvd of street remains one of my most cherished disks, the film itself absolutely one of my favourite of the 80s, very obviously fuller, but busted loose, full blast, expressionistcoperatic dayglo eschatology, maybe fundamentally a downer though also a perfect encapsulation of. Who is samuel fuller, well he is one of the best grindhouse writers and directors, as good. In this desert adventure, a cruel commander viciously rules a regiment of foreign legionnaires. Cast and crew credits for street of no return, 1989, directed by samuel fuller, with keith carradine, valentina vargas, bill duke, at turner classic movies. Dec 01, 2007 the first films of samuel fuller criterion collection.
Big red one is very much samuel fuller s story, or at least the reconstruction version is. Sep 07, 2016 larrivo del mucchio selvaggio, le quaranta pistole di jessica drummond. Rachel brosnahans amazon film im your woman adds six to cast, sets creative team exclusive 29 october 2019 variety film news star wars setback. Sam fullers last film as a director, made during his selfimposed european exile, stars keith carradine as once glamorous pop singer michael, who has been reduced to a grizzled street bum scavenging. But in essence, the story hes tackling here, based on a david goodis novel, calls out to a pulpy melodramafilmnoir from the 50s ala pickup on south street. Street of no return 1989 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Mar 31, 2008 the films of samuel fuller features close analysis of fullers pictures and draws on previously untapped production and regulatory files, script notes, and interviews to explore how artistic, economic, and industrial factors impacted fullers career choices and shaped the expression of his personal aesthetic. Street of no return 1989 directed by samuel fuller. In such films as the steel helmet, pickup on south street, shock corridor, and the big red one, fuller gleefully challenged classical and generic normsand often standards of good tastein an by shooting a gun, samuel fuller has been lionized as one of the most distinctive writerdirectors ever to emerge from hollywood. Street of no return is a 1989 crime film directed by samuel fuller and starring keith carradine and valentina vargas. Canada september 1989 toronto international film festival south korea 28 april 1990. Find similar and related movies for street of no return 1989 samuel fuller on allmovie allmovie. The samuel fuller collection by david ross lederman, douglas.
The cause of his downfall was his affair with the beautiful celia valentina vargas. But in essence, the story hes tackling here, based on a david goodis novel, calls out to a pulpy melodrama film noir from the 50s ala pickup on south street. Street of no return 1989 samuel fuller, keith carradine, valentina vargas, bill duke, action, drama, crime, thriller august 2, 2017 a rock starturnedbum, his vocal chords severed at the height of his career for the love of a woman, reclaims his forgotten past after viewing a music video and seeks revenge against the mobster who maimed him. Cliff robertson, dolores dorn, victoria shaw, glenn corbett, james shigeta, broderick crawford, donna reed, phil karlson, samuel fuller. But where thieves after dark is just plain bad, there are shreds of potential throughout street of no return. The first films of samuel fuller his films have been called raw, outrageous, sensational, and daring. As others have pointed out, its not a particularly good film, but it is classic fuller, in that it attempts to deal with salient social issues with bombastic acting, lurid violence, and some seriously hamfisted dialogue.
Find similar and related movies for street of no return 1989 samuel fuller on allmovie. By contrast, based on a story by david goodis, street of no return 1989 was set in a familiar noirish landscape, accented now by synthesized late80s garishness. A rock singer falls in love with a young girl whos the mistress of a real estate crook. Usa 2 august 1991 new york city, new york portugal 25 june 1993. Sam fuller directs street of no return in rare broll. Over the years, fullers reputation has changed from industry outsider to something of an icon amongst filmmakers and moviegoers alike. Street of no return samuel fullers street of no return.
Calle sin retorno street of no return samuel fuller s street of no return. First of all, the film exists in no particular timelike rumblefish, it blurs elements from different eras so that it exists in some kind of alternate reality. The deposed commander vows that he will return to civilization and have. Street of no return is and is not a real return to form for maverick bmovie director samuel fuller, chiefly because he never really lost a form in the first place. Samuel fuller, 1961 the daring and provocative films of maverick american filmmaker samuel fuller 19121997 were some of the most hardhitting, outspoken, politically progressive and visually audacious of the hollywood studio era. Sam fuller s last film as a director, made during his selfimposed european exile, stars keith carradine as once glamorous pop singer michael, who has been reduced to a grizzled street bum scavenging for booze and food. Street of no return was fullers last feature film, and only the fifth made during the last 30 years of his life.
Carradine roams the country as a vagrant, until the day comes when he can. Street of no return made in portugal in the late 1980s, released in france in 1989 directed by samuel fuller starring keith carradine, valentina vargas, and bill duke adapted from the american existentialist crime novel by david goodis strange, intense yet otherworldly swan song for samuel fuller director samuel fullers films shock corridor and. In the intervening 40 years, he created a cinematic universe filled with crusty reporters, unsentimental soldiers, cynical gunmen, and sexually experienced women, and he worked with whatever resources were available. After the disastrous studio mishandling of white dog, cult auteur samuel fuller turned his directorial eye towards europeanfinanced projects like the odd thieves after dark and the ever stranger street of no return, a hallucinatory blend of film noir and 80s kitsch based on a novel by david goodis shoot the piano player.
An uncompromising adaptation of david goodis bleak and beautiful pulp novel of the same name, street of no return follows a crooked path through a noir underworld inhabited by. Aug, 2018 u do kier walks into a texas saloon in 1989. The littlest reich, a reboot of the lowbudget horror series that was the cornerstone of veteran producer charles bands bmovie studio and distribution house full moon productions, doesnt skimp on giving this cultmovie icon some thick ham to slice. In the film, michael keith carradine, a crowdpleasing singer meets a flashy young woman, celia valentina vargas. Street of no return is a film directed by samuel fuller with keith carradine, valentina vargas, bill duke, andrea ferreol, year. No scene in fuller s cinema encapsulates this better than the opening of pickup on south street where a filled subway car becomes the site of intrigued and intriguing glances as a group of strangers warily survey each other as potential victims and victimizers. This is the last film samuel fuller s made before his dead. The samuel fuller film collection it happened in hollywood adventure in sahara power of the press the crimson kimono shockproof scandal sheet underworld u. In four decades of directing, samuel fuller created a legendarily idiosyncratic oeuvre, examining u. Bowers 9780805828245 0805828249 human factors and web development, julie ratner, etc, chris. Valentina vargas in street of no return 1989 submitted by celebrities video. Renowned director samuel fullers final film stars keith carradine as a former pop music star whose career was cut short after his throat was slit for dating a gangsters girlfriend. Samuel fuller great director profile senses of cinema. A crime reporter turned filmmaker, writerdirector samuel fuller is famous for adhering to the who, what, when, where, and why of cinematic storytelling, an aggressive tendency that is fully realized in pickup.
Samuel fuller biography, movie highlights and photos allmovie. Winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all. The late pulp filmmaker sam fuller began his directorial career in 1949 with i shot jesse james, and wrapped his final bigscreen film, street of no return, in 1989. Starring sonny chiba, the film was the first to get an x rating for violence. Financed and shot in europe, where fuller had more adoring fans, street of no return has a distinctly european feel, not only in its lisbon locale, but also in the way it moves. This is the last film samuel fullers made before his dead. Carradine roams the country as a vagrant, until the day comes when he can take revenge on those who did him wrong, in this brutal action tale. The film stars barbara stanwyck, barry sullivan and gene barry.
Overview of street of no return, 1989, directed by samuel fuller, with keith carradine, valentina vargas, bill duke, at turner classic movies. Echoing the doubleentendre of the title the pickup is politicalthe passing on. It is based on the 1954 novel with the same title written by david goodis. Calle sin retorno street of no return samuel fullers street of no return. Street of no return is sam fullers final theatrical film, but unfortunately, in terms of quality, its closer to thieves after dark than his previous work. Subtitles for samuel fullers street of no return 1989. Pickup on south street will be the last noir film ill be covering for a while, differing in many ways from the more recent noir ive covered. Street of no return, the novel, is constructed as a prolonged flashback wherein an alcoholic revisits his past while in search of refreshment for himself and his stumblebum cohorts. Maverick director samuel fuller shares his movie plans at the 1992 edinburgh film festival by eyes on cinema. A feast of samuel fuller and more on bluray from indictor in. Street of no return opens with a hammer slamming ruthlessly into a face, a visceral image expressive of the shocking confrontational cinema that fuller continued to make right up to his final films. It tells the story of a fourteenyearold boy who goes to enormous lengths to get revenge against the mobsters who beat his father to death.
Fuller wrote his first screenplay for hats off in 1936, and made his directorial debut with the. This film takes the classic noir novel street of no return by davis goodis and turns it into a strange cinematic vision that is intense and brutal, yet otherworldly and cerebral. Opening credits forty guns samuel fuller, 1957 youtube. Street of no return 1989 a rock starturnedbum, his vocal chords severed at the height of his career for the love of a woman, reclaims his forgotten past after viewing a music video and seeks revenge against the mobster who maimed him. Best movies like samuel fullers street of no return. Samuel fuller s film career began in the late 1930s, when he collaborated on the screenplays for numerous relatively minor films. The first films of samuel fuller true west magazine. A reconstructed version of samuel fuller s the big red one is going into release around the country, and will soon be on dvd. Samuel fullers formidably feminist, embracingly revisionist 1957 western forty guns announces its boldness in an opening sequence whereby a ferocious barbara stanwyck stampedes and disrupts an approaching caravan of men on their way into the territory she commands from afar, heralded by her titular posse of miscreants and criminals who do. Dead pigeon on beethoven street, day of reckoning, and the madonna and the dragon, and numerous television episodes chiefly iron horse, as well as other shows. As the first reel begins, sedgwick is shown, for a long time.
He has his throat cut by his rival and becomes soon an alcoholic and a bum. Forty guns is a 1957 american western film written and directed by samuel fuller, filmed in blackandwhite cinemascope and released by the 20th century fox studio. Sedgwick is at best an enigmatic choice to play lupe velezshe looks nothing like her, behaves nothing like velezs performancesbut despite its many descriptions as a biopic, the similarities the film has to velezs life are thematic, not biographical, iconic, not faithful. If you like samuel fullers street of no return you are looking for tense, rough and bleak movies about with vengeance, false accusation, gangsters, crimes, hitman, forbidden love and memory loss themes of action, drama and crime genre shot in france or portugal. Street of no return 1989 cast and crew a washedup rock star who had his vocal chords severed reclaims his forgotten past and seeks revenge against the. Fuller was the first to get a korean war film made, with his marvelous the steel helmet coming out in the midst of the fighting, but since the 1950s he had always been unsuccessful in getting his world war ii film made. Subtitles for samuel fullers street of no return 1989 languages guide. Street of no return 1989 samuel fuller, keith carradine.128 639 1205 464 116 1172 898 915 1030 1269 1420 295 63 1044 790 695 681 1445 868 806 1324 124 158 1480 16 1398 610 1108 483 1250 701 1464 690 1281 106 1225 572 1250 606 582 542 593 1349 330 70 1384 696 1197 399