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The Mechanic

Released 1972
Distributor United Artists

Jan-Michael Vincent learns how to be a hit man from -who better?- Charles Bronson! Before they teamed on the mega-hit Death Wish, Bronson and director Michael Winner combined to pummel this well-regarded thriller into one of the the key action films of the ’70s. The dialog-free opening 15 minutes plays like pure cinema.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories. They created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, the Emmy, the PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame. Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque. He is also a Governor for writers branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.