Everett Collection
Sean Howe
April 18, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Blast of Silence

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
77 minutes
performer
Allen Baron, Larry Tucker
director
Allen Baron
author
Allen Baron

We gave it an A

Blast of Silence‘s plot sounds familiar: Director-star Allen Baron’s hitman takes on one last job — can you guess how it ends? But this wintry noir is a trove of unexpected delights, from the sumptuously shot NYC locations and proto-Scorsese touches (several street scenes look like Taxi Driver outtakes; the opening voice-over could be a dry run for Mean Streets) to a mesmerizing performance (as a gun-dealing slob) by Larry Tucker, who would go on to co-create…the Monkees?!? EXTRAS A 1990 doc reveals that Baron filled the lead role only after Peter Falk dropped out. A

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