Buy me THIS: Emperor of the North

This is a movie for a real man’s man. It doesn’t get any manlier than Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin duking it out on a moving train on a bridge going over a ravine with sledgehammers, a chain and an axe. What more could you possibly want?

This 1973 movie is a little slow at first as it sets up Borgnine as Shack, who makes sure no one hops a ride on his train — even if the penalty is death. Pit him against Marvin, who decrees there is not a train he cannot hop. Soon a bet ensues amongst the hobos and the fun begins.

The rest of the movie is high octane action (High coal shoveling action?). Borgnine, in what may be his greatest role,  and Marvin, are at it tooth and nail with the constant threat if death hanging in the air. The man in your life will be amazed at your fanastic taste, and this is a movie that will have anyone, male or female, glued to the edge of their seats.

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Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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