In a post-9/11 world, a scene in which a man goes on a shooting spree in in the streets of New York is far too real a possibility to be depicted in a movie made for entertainment. But back in 1976, that’s how writer-director Larry Cohen opened his ambitious film, God Told Me To.
That’s one of several reasons the movie could never be made today. Cohen is the filmmaker behind such delightfully delirious cult classics as The Stuff, It’s Alive and Q: The Winged Serpent, so it comes as no surprise that God Told Me To delves into downright bizarre territory.
Richard Gere and Tony Lo Bianco get instructions from director Robert Mulligan on the set of Bloodbrothers (Les chaînes du sang), 1978. A forgotten strong movie with a stunning Richard Gere in his first beautiful major role.