Mr Majestyk 1974


The tagline “he didn’t want to be a hero…until they pushed him too far’ could be applicable for most of Charles Bronson’s films, but few have the drive of Richard Fleischer’s 1974 movie. Vietnam veteran and now humble melon-farmer Mr Majestyk (Bronson) falls foul of local crime syndicates, and Elmore Leonard’s script sees him fight back with all his melon-farming guns blazing. The bad guys have picked on the wrong Mexican, and Bronson’s fight-back is rendered in rousing fashion; opening the week after Bronson’s biggest hit Death Wish meant that Fleisher’s rather majestic film didn’t get the same iconic pop-culture iconic status it deserved.


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