The film chronicles the exploits of Charlie (Raymond J. Barry) - a career criminal whose tools of the trade are sawn-off shotguns and straight razors. Charlie's intent on scoring one last big pay day, but when his 'perfect crime' goes bad, he flees to LA to hide out with his estranged son, Danny (Michael Weatherly). What ensues reveals the true nature of some of the most brutal and unsavoury characters.
Straightforward, predictable, US gangster film
- Charlie Valentine review by RP
A straightforward, predictable, US gangster film with plenty of blood and gore. Old – and old school – gangster Charlie Valentine tries to pull off one last heist. But everything goes pear shaped and sole survivor Charlie takes off in a v. nice 1960s AC Cobra sports car. He holes up in LA with his son, who is also involved in the fringes of mobster business, and who works in a strip club – so plenty of scantily clad ladies to watch. Together they rob a local gangster, and – somewhat mawkishly - get to know each other over a few drinks. Charlie's son is blamed for the robbery, Charlie slopes off but thinks better of it and returns to rescue his son in a final bloody shootout. Its an OK sort of film, pretty slow moving, but with adequate amounts of blood - and did I mention the scantily clad women? 2/5 stars.