The Mechanic (1972)
Director: Michael Winner
Writers: Lewis John Carlino,Monte Hellman
Stars: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland andFrank DeKova.
Bronson is a hit man… perhaps the best in the business. If he takes a job, the target is as good as dead. Jan Michael Vincent is the son of a mafioso who becomes Bronson‘s protege… not knowing that Bronson has recently murdered his father…but he’s about to find out!
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Charles Bronson had a long career staring in a bunch of great movies. The Dirty Dozen. The Magnificent Seven. Death Wish. Hard Times. The Mechanic is one of my favorite Bronson films.
The opening scene shows Bronson setting up a hit and goes on for 16 minutes without a word of dialogue!
Be prepared for a great “surprise” ending.
The Mechanic (1972) rates 5 of 5 stars.