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Pulp (1972 film)

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Genre  Comedy, Crime, Drama
Screenplay  Mike Hodges
Writer  Mike Hodges
6.1/10 IMDb

Director  Mike Hodges
Music director  George Martin
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  1972 (1972)
Cast  Michael Caine (Mickey King), Mickey Rooney (Preston Gilbert), Lionel Stander (Ben Dinuccio), Lizabeth Scott (Princess Betty Cippola), Nadia Cassini (Liz Adams), Dennis Price (Mysterious Englishman)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Salt, John Wick, Furious 7, Blackhat
Tagline  Write it. Live it. But try not to be it.

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Pulp is a 1972 British comedy thriller film, directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine as Mickey King, a writer of cheap paperback detective novels. The film features the final screen appearance of Lizabeth Scott.


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King lives in Rome churning out a string of violent, sexually charged hardboiled novels with titles like My Gun Is Long under an array of pen names like "S. Odomy".

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King is offered an abnormally large sum to ghostwrite the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. The intrigued King agrees and is transported to a remote island (Malta, where Pulp was shot), during which time he will make contact with a representative for the celebrity. King meets a man named Miller (Al Lettieri), who identifies himself as an English professor. King assumes Miller is the mysterious contact -- until discovering Miller dead in his bathtub after a hotel room mix-up.

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Finally arriving on the island, King meets his subject: Preston Gilbert (Mickey Rooney). A retired movie star, Gilbert is known for portraying gangsters and notorious for hanging out with real-life mobsters off the set (à la actors George Raft and Frank Sinatra). Now suffering from cancer, the pompous, vain Gilbert wants King to immortalize his life story before he dies.

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Gilbert is planning a fancy birthday celebration. Among the attendees is Princess Betty Cippola (Lizabeth Scott), a man-hungry social climber who seems to have a sordid history with Gilbert. However, after the party is underway and Gilbert has staged a practical joke, Miller returns, now dressed as a Catholic priest. Sensing danger, King flees as Miller opens fire, killing Gilbert. The partygoers assume it's another prank, and applaud as Gilbert dies.

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Gilbert's death leaves King with no conclusion to his tale. Playing detective like the heroes of his stories, King pieces together the mystery. He learns that Gilbert's proposed autobiography has alarmed several of the actor's erstwhile associates, who worry their schemes and crimes might be exposed. As in many "noir" type films, it's about the journey, not the ending.


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  • Michael Caine as Mickey King
  • Mickey Rooney as Preston Gilbert
  • Lionel Stander as Ben Dinuccio
  • Lizabeth Scott as Princess Betty Cippola
  • Nadia Cassini as Liz Adams
  • Dennis Price as Mysterious Englishman
  • Al Lettieri as Miller
  • Leopoldo Trieste as Marcovic
  • Amerigo Tot as Partisan
  • Robert Sacchi as Jim Norman

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