Tag Archives: Seymour Cassel

John Cassavetes – The Killing of a Chinese Bookie [108 minute cut] (1976)

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The killing of a Chinese Bookie was released in 1976 after what Cassavetes
described as a very rushed editing period. The film was a commercial failure
and was pulled from the theaters after seven days. Two years later after the
completion of Opening Night, Cassavets re-edited the film-cutting nearly
thirty minutes-and re-released it in the version presented here. Read More »

Alexandre Rockwell – In the Soup (1992)

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Soup’ Dreams

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Essentially a retread of The Freshman (1990) on a much lower budget, In the Soup concerns a young wannabe filmmaker, Adolfo Rollo (Steve Buscemi) who becomes mixed up with a gangster-type, Joe (Seymour Cassell) in the name of financing his first film.

Very little filmmaking occurs, though. What really happens is the old story of the life-loving older guy teaching the high-strung younger fellow a thing or two about living.

Yes, it’s an old story that has been told a thousand times before and since, but Alexandre Rockwell’s little film has a home movie charm and a streetwise wit that make it a must-see sleeper. Read More »