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'A NOTHING WITNESS FOR A NOTHING TRIAL' ???
on 11 July 2014
The film though somewhat far-fetched is hugely entertaining, I've not watched this
1977 movie for some time, glad I took time-out to re-visit it.
'Phoenix' Cop 'Ben Shockley' has never quite achieved his ambition to be involved
and solve that one big case. these days he tends to drink too much.
He has been chosen by 'Commissioner Blakelock' (William Prince) to escort a key
-witness '''Prostitute' 'Gus Mally'(Sandra Locke) from 'Vegas' back to 'Phoenix' for
what 'Ben' (Clint Eastwood) has been told is a nothing trial.
The assignment is one that he will soon learn is one that he's not expected to complete.
When he learns there is a book running on his and 'Mally's' chances of completion with
odds of 50-1 and rising.
The fears that 'Mally' has are soon realized as they become under threat from the word
Going to 'Vegas' Airport for a flight to 'Phoenix' no longer an option after a Police ambush
at 'Mally's' home where the two had stopped off for her to change her clothing.
'Ben' after a little bit of logical thinking from 'Mally' begins to realize he'd been chosen as
a no hoper, in fact expendable, he realizes that there has to be a conspiracy which stems
from his 'Phoenix' headquarters itself.
The nothing trial could well be high-profile, 'Mob' related in fact.
After another set-up situation the two face a hazardous and eventful journey to 'Phoenix'
What 'Ben' hasn't counted upon however is the explosive welcome that awaits them in
Many exciting incidents along the way as 'Officer Shockley' attempts to complete the
mission he'd been give against all odds.
The picture quality is much better than some of the upgrades I've seen of 'Clint's' in recent
years.......although a 'U.S' Import purchase, the good news is that it is 'Region-Free'
( 'Clint Eastwood' and 'Sandra Locke' were partners in real-life 1976- 1983 )