Mr. Majestyk

Synopsis: Vietnam veteran Vince Majestyk just wants to grow his watermelons and live in peace on his farm. But the local mob boss has different ideas. When his workers are threatened Mr. Majestyk decides to lend them a hand but then the wrath of the mob is turned onto Mr. Majestyk himself. The poor mobsters don't stand a chance.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Richard Fleischer
Production: MGM
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

See, everything goes a lot easier...

and a lot less trouble

when you do business with me.

You understand what I'm talking about?

You make sounds like you're

a mean little ass-kicker.

Only I ain't convinced.

You keep talking,

I'm gonna take your head off.


Leave the melons you've picked

or messed up right there.

Pile in the truck and get out of here.

I know you need the work,

and I know you want to work.

I already hired a crew.

The man made a mistake.

You came to the wrong place.

What're you gonna do now?

You gonna shoot us?

Lady, I'm gonna talk to him,

and this time he's gonna listen.

For $1.20 an hour, you gonna shoot people?

He threatened me,

and all you people heard it.

Stay back, boy, I'm warning you.

Mean little ass-kicker like you, need a gun...

Put him in the car.

Like I said, the man made a mistake.

Pile into the truck.

Open up the trunk.

Open it.

Hey, buddy.

You want my opinion,

you're in the wrong business.

- Majestyk?

- Yeah.

Someone lodged a complaint against

you. I got a warrant for your arrest.

Can you put your hands on the truck?

- Is this yours?

- Yeah.

Okay, let's go.

What's happened? Hey!

If you can't afford to hire a lawyer

one will be appointed...

to represent you

before any questioning, if you wish.

Do you understand these rights

I've explained to you?

If you do, write "yes" here.

Having these rights in mind,

do you wish to talk to us now?

If you do, you write "yes" here.

Sign your name, address, city and state.

- Witness it, Richie.

- Yes, sir.

My name is McAllen, Detective Lieutenant.

You understand your rights under the law?

I understand I should keep my mouth shut.

That seems to be about it.

You can tell your side of it if you want.

Well, a man I never saw before tried

to force me to use a crew I didn't want.

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Elmore Leonard

Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but he went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures. Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Swag, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch (adapted as the movie Jackie Brown). Leonard's writings include short stories that became the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T, as well as the FX television series Justified. more…

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