Release date1 April 1969 (1969-04-01) Based onCandyleg
by Ovid Demaris WriterMino Roli (story), Ovid Demaris (novel), Mino Roli (screenplay), Israel Horovitz (dialogue) ScreenplayMino Roli, Israel Horovitz CastJohn Cassavetes (Hank McCain), Britt Ekland (Irene Tucker), Peter Falk (Charlie Adamo), Gabriele Ferzetti (Don Francesco DeMarco), Margherita Guzzinati (Margaret DeMarco), Claudio Biava (Barclay) Similar moviesThe Prince, Killing Them Softly, Donnie Brasco, After Hours, Knockaround Guys, The Pope of Greenwich Village
TaglineEven the Mafia Calls Him Mister!
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California mobster Charlie Adamo (Peter Falk) pulls strings to get his old lieutenant, Hank McCain (John Cassavetes), out of the prison where hes spent 12 years for armed robbery. McCains son, Jack (Pierluigi Apra), who took his place in Adamos organization, sets up a heist at a Las Vegas casino that Adamo tries to stop when he learns a rival mob boss runs the joint. Pulling the casino job with the help of his newfound love, Irene (Britt Ekland), Jack has to outrun his Mafia pursuers.
Machine Gun McCain (Italian: and also known as For a Price) is a 1969 Italian crime film directed by Giuliano Montaldo based on the 1961 novel Candyleg by Ovid Demaris.
After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed and abandoned by his new employer, he retaliates with a high stakes Las Vegas casino heist that erupts into all-out war on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Not blood, nor lust, nor wedding vows can come between McCain and his money...or his machine gun.
John Cassavetes as Hank McCain
Britt Ekland as Irene Tucker
Peter Falk as Charlie Adamo
Gabriele Ferzetti as Don Francesco DeMarco
Luigi Pistilli as Duke Mazzanga
Margherita Guzzinati as Margaret DeMarco
Claudio Biava as Barclay
Steffen Zacharias as Abe Stilberman
James Morrison as Joby Cuda
Florinda Bolkan as Joni Adamo
Tony Kendall as Pete Zacari
Salvo Randone as Don Salvatore
Gena Rowlands as Rosemary Scott
Dan Gregory as The Baby-Faced Killer
Ennio Morricone composed the music for Machine Gun McCain and Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion. Ennio Morricone composed the music for Machine Gun McCain and Grand Slam. Casino (1995). Luigi Pistilli appears in Machine Gun McCain and Cold Sweat. Charley Varrick (1973).
Machine Gun McCain was entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.