James Toback

James Toback – Harvard Man (2001)

A basketball player strikes a deal with the mob to fix a basketball game.

FILM REVIEW; Hoops, Love, LSD and the Mob, Harvard-Style

Sarah Michelle Gellar, taking a break from vampire-slaying, can currently be seen in ”Scooby-Doo,” playing the designated damsel in distress opposite her real-life boyfriend, Freddie Prinze Jr., and a slobbery computer-animated dog.

Starting today, Ms. Gellar can also be seen in James Toback’s ”Harvard Man” as Cindy Bandolini, a mobster’s duplicitous, sexually confident daughter who is also a member of the Holy Cross cheerleading squad and the girlfriend of Harvard’s starting point guard. Read More »

James Toback – Fingers (1978)

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Harvey Keitel is forced to work as a debt collector for his mobster father even though he dreams of becoming a concert pianist. When he is drawn to a prostitute, the tension between his two worlds becomes unbearable. A disturbing and memorable debut from director and screenwriter James Toback.
Remade in 2005 as the French film ‘The Beat That My Heart Skipped.’ Read More »