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Boxcar Bertha

Released 1972
Distributor AIP

Martin Scorsese’s first Hollywood movie, for Roger Corman and AIP, was maligned by curmudgeons like the star of Devil’s Angels, but it already shows some of the dynamic style he would bring to his next breakthrough picture, Mean Streets. The blood-soaked climax is vintage Scorsese.

About Chris Wilkinson

Christopher Wilkinson only works in the movie business to support his music habit — so many guitars, so little time. His screenwriting credits include Nixon, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, Ali, starring Will Smith, Copying Beethoven, which he also produced, and was a writer and executive producer on both Pawn Sacrifice and Miles Ahead. In addition, he wrote and directed the PBS documentary, Virtuosity.