Scarecrow – the movie

22 Nov


Last night, I tuned into this oddball movie, Scarecrow, starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino. Basically, this 1973 film is a story about two drifters – Hackman is just out of jail; Pacino is sprung from the Navy – who meet along the side of the road and become friends. Hackman has this goofy idea of starting a car wash in Pittsburgh. They become partners. Not much really happens, except you get to see what losers these two are. They meet up with other misfits along their journey, and you wonder where in God’s name this film is going. It was a movie I wanted to like. The cinematography was great, the acting was, by all acounts good, as can be expected from two stalwarts like Hackman and Pacino. My son Andew was watching the movie with me and at one point asked, “These ’70s movies never make any sense.”…

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