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Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
50 Years of Bijou
Film Info
Runtime:107 minutes
Director:John Milius (Conan the Barbarian)
Year Released:1973
Production Country:United States


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift at the Grindhouse hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian, and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $3 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

Dillinger (1973)

Directed by John Milius (Conan the Barbarian)

Late Shift at the Grindhouse joins The Bijou Film Board in celebrating their 50th anniversary with a series of favorites from the year 1973.  

Free admission for University of Iowa students.

John Milius presents John Dillinger as an almost mythical figure, tracing the rise and fall of the Depression era's Public Enemy Number One.  

Presented on 16mm film!

"Warren Oates looks perfect for the title role in this version of the Dillinger legend." - Michael J. Weldon, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia

"Packed with vivid gunplay, this is the best and bloodiest of Hollywood's many Dillinger bios." - The Phantom of the Movies

"Fast paced, filled with plenty of period detail and plenty violent (the shoot outs happen often and they are pretty damn bloody), Dillinger makes for fine, gritty, gangster-laden entertainment." - Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!

The runaway success of Bonnie and Clyde in 1967 proved massively influential: it made stars of Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, introduced a new form of violence to the movies, and inspired a stream of imitators, including Bloody Mama, Martin Scoresese's Boxcar Bertha and the directorial debut of John Milius, Dillinger.  

Starring Sam Peckinpah favorites Warren Oates and Ben Johnson as John Dillinger and Melvin Purvis, and with a supporting cast including Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Dreyfuss and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas, Dillinger is a top drawer gangster picture: explosive, stylish and hugely entertaining.