The Greek Tycoon

1978

Drama

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 27%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 2021

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Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
January 12, 2022 at 06:50 PM

Cast

Raf Vallone as Spyros Tomasis
Camilla Sparv as Simi Tomasis
James Franciscus as President James Cassidy
Tony Jay as Doctor
720p.BLU
977.82 MB
1280*544
English 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 46 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by preppy-3 7 / 10

Not THAT bad

Thinly disguised story about the marriage of Jacqueline Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis. In this Anthony Quinn plays Theo Tomasis a Greek millionaire with some shady dealings. He meets Liz Cassidy (Jacqueline Bisset) and falls in love--but she's married to President James Cassidy (James Franciscus). He's killed and she goes to Onassis...you know the rest of the story.

This was a huge hit in 1978 but destroyed by the critics. I think they were angry because the filmmakers kept insisting this was NOT about Kennedy and Onassis (which it most certainly was). Facts were changed (Onassis had a daughter in real life, here it's a son) and events but it was still pretty obvious. The characters themselves are treated very well. Bisset plays Cassidy as a beautiful, frightened, vulnerable yet strong woman. Quinn plays Tomasis as vulgar, stubborn but strong and learning how to love. Also Quinn has an infectious laugh and hams it up in an enjoyable way.

There's also beautiful scenery and a wonderful score. These combined with the acting push this across. No cinematic masterpiece but a pretty good love story if you can ignore the Kennedy-Onassis connection. I give it a 7.

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 2 / 10

Like a bad '70s tv movie

The Greek Tycoon is supposed to be loosely based on the romance of Jackie Kennedy and Ari Onassis, but it's a pretty shameless copy on the surface. Jaqueline Bisset plays Liz, a high-class, prim and proper wife of James Franciscus, who plays an ambitious politician named Jack Cassidy. The soon-to-be president has an equally ambitious brother, Johnny, played by Robin Clarke, who soon gets promoted to Attorney General. I'm not kidding. They meet The Greek Tycoon, who has silver hair and dark glasses, named Theo Tomasis. I'm still not kidding.

No one in Hollywood knows what happened behind closed doors between Jackie and Ari, so beyond that, the movie is probably largely fiction. I hope the movie is largely fictitious, because neither lead is even remotely likable. "Theo" is an open womanizer who tells his new bride on his wedding night that he's going to sleep with his mistress the next day. He has a temper, and unlike most Anthony Quinn roles, he's not warm or tender underneath the roughness. "Liz" is cold and callous, giving an unbelievably heartless speech after her husband's assassination. She also has a temper, and she vacillates between boredom and anger, with no reason for either. Also, the so-called romance between the two is pretty ridiculous. She's married to a "Cassidy" and she's bored? She's married to a "Cassidy" and she is immediately drawn to the crude "Theo" even during her marriage? There's no reason for her hormones to take over when he's around, but screenwriter Mort Fine thought the audience didn't need a reason. Tony does a Greek dance and all of a sudden she can't control herself.

Jaqueline Bisset could have poured herself into the role, but either she chose not to or she wasn't able to, because I wasn't able to find any real acting on display. Anthony Quinn doesn't even do a good job! He gets in arguments with Jaqueline, loses his temper, throws a punch at his son Edward Albert, and sleeps around with various women. That's about it. The music is like a bad '70s tv movie, as is the very trite script. The only thing the movie manages to do is cast two actors are infinitely more attractive than the real people they're portraying.

DLM Warning: If you suffer from vertigo or dizzy spells, like my mom does, this movie might not your friend. The movie contains lots of shaky helicopter shots, and that might make you sick. In other words, "Don't Look, Mom!"

Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David 7 / 10

The last scene... the best to remember!

There is a scene in "The Greek Tycoon" that I consider the best scene of the film…

It was Sunset... The sun was disappearing below the horizon... The sea at its ever-changing wave style... The waves—in all its moods, clear and calm, mysterious, awesomely threatening— were beating under the old rocks...

Anthony Quinn (fabulous as always) was standing alone in front of this wonderful view...

The sky was offering the best looking effects of red and yellow lights... In the horizon some pale clouds were escorting the sun to another world... Tomasis was truly flavoring the moment... The beauty of this great view invited him to dance, to slowly move his hands and legs, to feel the fresh air, to hear the sound of music, to smell the salt of the sea...

Tomasis' dance was a farewell to a world he cherished… This beautiful scene makes me meditate about human life: God's 'greatest gift'... Sometimes we forget this precious present...

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