A Few Old Crime Movie Suggestions for the Quarantined [OPINION]
By now you have probably re-watched all of your favorite movies, since we have been locked down for weeks due to COVID-19. Here are some titles for you.
The Pope of Greenwich Village: Stars Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, and Daryl Hannah
The Friends of Eddie Coyle: Stars Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle
The Sting: Stars Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and Robert Shaw
The Flim-Flam Man: Stars George C. Scott
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford
F.I.S.T.: Stars Sylvestor Stallon and Peter Boyle
Serpico: Stars Al Pachino
These movies are in no particular order and all of them have different crime themes. The Friends of Eddie Coyle is Massachusetts-based and there is even an appearance by the Bruins. F.I.S.T. is about union corruption and has some similarities to the story of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa. The Sting and The Flim-Flam Man are about con artists and the suckers they find and fleece. The Pope of Greenwich Village is about police corruption and two losers who rob some mobsters. Serpico is based on the life of a New York City police officer and underworld corruption. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is about outlaws who rob their way into an early grave.
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