Cinema: Hockey Punk

PAPERBACK HERO

Directed by PETER PEARSON Screenplay by LES ROSE and BARRY PEARSON

This is a movie apparently constructed around a single picture, an image stuck in the back of someone's brain that should have stayed there. In any case, the crucial scene in Paperback Hero is the closing one. A small-town Canadian yahoo stands in the middle of the main street, decked out in gunbelt and stetson, calling for a Shootout with the local members of the Mounted Police. If such an image seems both unpromising and unlikely, what appears before and builds up to it is no better and not even...

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