Blast of Silence Blast of Silence 's plot sounds familiar: Director-star Allen Baron's hitman takes on one last job — can you guess how it ends? But this… Blast of Silence Blast of Silence 's plot sounds familiar: Director-star Allen Baron's hitman takes on one last job — can you guess how it ends? But this…
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Blast of Silence

Larry Tucker | WHAT A BLAST! Larry Tucker is mesemerizing as a gun-dealing slob in Blast of Silence , a 1961 noir with touches that would inform the…
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WHAT A BLAST! Larry Tucker is mesemerizing as a gun-dealing slob in Blast of Silence, a 1961 noir with touches that would inform the '70s classics by Martin Scorsese
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Details Movie Rated: Unrated; With: Allen Baron and Larry Tucker

Blast of Silence's plot sounds familiar: Director-star Allen Baron's hitman takes on one last job — can you guess how it ends? But this wintry noir is a trove of unexpected delights, from the sumptuously shot NYC locations and proto-Scorsese touches (several street scenes look like Taxi Driver outtakes; the opening voice-over could be a dry run for Mean Streets) to a mesmerizing performance (as a gun-dealing slob) by Larry Tucker, who would go on to co-create...the Monkees?!? EXTRAS A 1990 doc reveals that Baron filled the lead role only after Peter Falk dropped out. A

Originally posted Apr 18, 2008 Published in issue #988-989 Apr 25, 2008 Order article reprints
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