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James Caan, 1940-2022


United States | 1981 | Michael Mann

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Next to The Godfather, James Caan’s most celebrated performance is probably in Michael Mann’s much admired theatrical debut. Caan plays a professional safecracker who desperately wants to leave his life of crime and settle down with his beloved (Tuesday Weld). But it ain’t that easy. With a score by Tangerine Dream, this is a snazzy, modernist, existential neo-noir. Willie Nelson co-stars. “Bravura movie making.” –L.A. Times. DCP. 123 min.

General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

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