I was sad to learn that George Kennedy had passed away. He had been in such gems as Cool Hand Luke, the T.V. series Dallas and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot- one hell of an eclectic career.

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Kennedy was of course also one of the cast of the masterpiece ‘Just Before Dawn’ from 1981. If you haven’t seen this film you need to check it out NOW!!!

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Director Jeff Lieberman is a god of the genre and created a film that completely subverted the ‘town folk vs hillbillies’ genre. There are some major plot twists in the movie which will make your jaw hit the floor.

A movie that takes risks and every one of those risks pays off. And George was right there in the thick of the action. R.I.P. Sir.

 

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