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January 26, 2019

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Cockfighter | Monte Hellman

January 26, 2019

Any talk of this film would be remiss without mention of its legendary tagline: “He came into town with his cock in his hand, and what he did with it was illegal in 49 states.” Notwithstanding this audacious piece of marketing, Cockfighter was a failure, and the only Roger Corman production of the ’70s that lost the producer¬†money. Monte Hellman had been one of many hired by Corman’s Filmgroup company who was offered the chance to break into cinema; he…

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