Re: RARA-AVIS: john d macdonald

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 29 Nov 2000

Pelecanos wrote:

"The film is memorable only for the climatic fight between McGee and the villain, played by William Smith, a bodybuilder and veteran heavy of biker pictures and other Bs."

Wasn't Wiliam Smith in Born Losers? No, wait, that was Billy Jack. The Losers? It was about a bunch of bikers who went to Viet Nam to break some prisoners out of a prison camp just over the border in Cambodia. It was the film that was on the TV when Bruce Willis woke up in the motel room in Pulp Fiction. It recycled footage (motorcycles riding through the prison compound) more blatantly than a Warner Brothers cartoon. So awful it was kinda fun.


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