The Squeeze

  • 1980
  • Movie
  • R
  • Crime

This lukewarm picture's saving grace is Lee Van Cleef (not his acting, just his taut expressions) as an aging safecracker given a final job to do. Jeff (Edward Albert) hires Chris Gretchko (Van Cleef) to assist some Germans in a heist, but Van Cleef learns his associates plan to kill him when the caper is completed. So he kills the Germans and walks away...read more

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This lukewarm picture's saving grace is Lee Van Cleef (not his acting, just his taut expressions) as an aging safecracker given a final job to do. Jeff (Edward Albert) hires Chris Gretchko (Van Cleef) to assist some Germans in a heist, but Van Cleef learns his associates plan to kill him when the caper is completed. So he kills the Germans and walks away with the loot, sustaining, in the process, a wound that keeps him in bed for a while — the duration of the film, in fact. His reward is the compassionate Clarisse (Karen Black — as a Brooklyn native, believe it or not) who acts as his all-fulfilling servant.

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This lukewarm picture's saving grace is Lee Van Cleef (not his acting, just his taut expressions) as an aging safecracker given a final job to do. Jeff (Edward Albert) hires Chris Gretchko (Van Cleef) to assist some Germans in a heist, but Van Cleef learns… (more)

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