Cinema: Homemade Bomb

The Happening. "Is it real, is it fake?" yammer the Supremes over the picture's titles. "Is this game of life a mistake?" Indeed it is, at least in this film. Three fun-burned Miami boys and a girl in search of the beach goddess, Kicks, decide to kidnap a wealthy racketeer (Anthony Quinn). As it happens, Quinn is unredeemable. Desperate phone calls reveal that his wife and partner are cuckolding him ("For $200,000 you can keep the son of a bitch," she snarls). His Mafia associates refuse to extend their black hand; even his mother would rather help him with warm advice...

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