Brass Target, John Hough (1978)

Thank God for Turner Classic Movies and American Movie Classics. They ain’t no Cinémathèque Française (and Robert Osborne sure ain’t no Henri Langlois), but they’re as close as this country’s going to come, and I’m grateful.

Is Brass Target a great movie? No, it is not. Is it worth renting on Netflix? Nope. But if you’ve been doing yard work all morning and you just want to sit in a dark room and eat watermelon and watch the likes of John Cassavetes, Sophia Loren, and Max von Sydow bat around a nice little post-war thriller about stolen Nazi gold, double-crosses, and the murky circumstances of General George S. Patton’s death? AMC and TCM are there for you.

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