THE BIG SCORE
( aka A Ton of Grass Goes to Pot )
( aka Hawaiian Split )
(1972 / 1971)
Special Two DVD Disc set!
DIRECTOR: The Big Score: Tom Hanson (Zodiac Killer) / The Godchildren: Robert Pearson
STARS: The Big Score: Hal Reed, Tom Johnigarn, Rik Garrison / The Godchildren: Christopher Culhane, Lindsey Hillard, Sandy Carey, Rene Bond, Uschi Digard (The Manson Massacre)
SYNOPSIS: Two obscure, early 70's, drug & crime films
The Big Score: This one is so obscure there's not a single review for it on the IMDB! Despite the blaxploitation / biker looking poster art this is actually a film about drug smuggling. But really there's a little bit of everything in this one. Basically, it's about a group of guys who find out about a ton of grass that's just waiting to be snuck over the border. For a very reasonable fee the whereabouts of the grass is revealed to the men and they hatch a plan to get it to the U.S. via a hot air balloon. Meanwhile, a 70's black biker gang was also sold the information about the drugs and they don't plan on being screwed over. Along the way there's a long-haired rock band playing on a truck, Doodles Weaver, an extended Nazi rally fantasy / hallucination (see below), crooked cops, shoot-outs, hippies wandering the desert, a jailbreak and of course lots of pot smoking. A one-of-a-kind 70's rarity that you've never even heard of!
* I highly recommend you read Chris Poggiali's very comprehensive review of: The Big Score
The Godchildren: Here's a real obscurity! It's exploitation fun wallowing in the world of drug dealing, loose women, organized crime, torture, double crosses and more. Complications arise in a lucrative scheme of running drugs between Los Angeles and Hawaii. The standout here is the unknown Lindsey Hillard as a cold hearted hitman. He's a little like Dennis Weaver in Touch of Evil crossed with Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men! (See the clip below for proof) Worth checking out!
*For more see: BlackJack, Free Grass, Cut Throat Kommandos and Zebra Killer
Fullscreen / Color (both films)
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLACK dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Drug smuggler's Nazi fantasy
Black Bikers vs Doodles Weaver
Black bikers vs desert hippies
70's band plays in back of moving truck
Girl's fingernail yanked out with pliers!
Buy "Big Score / Godchildren": $30.00