Mitchell (1975) (part 4 of 8)

Later that day at his house, Cummings gets on the phone with some guy named Rudy who, like most sleazy drug dealers tend to do, is reclining out by his pool. They have this gem of an expository conversation, made all the more idiotic because we already know everything they explain.

Cummings: I’ve got pressure.
Rudy: Who’s pushing?
Cummings: Mistretta.
Rudy: Mistretta? You can handle him.
Cummings: Well, there are problems.
Rudy: Unless, of course, he’s backed by Gallano.
Cummings: You got it.

Rudy refuses to help with the Mistretta situation because “if Gallano’s involved, I don’t want any part of it!” Cummings hangs up and tells Benton that he’s going to turn to Mitchell for help, because “I’m no good to him dead!” Maybe you shouldn’t have had your goon in the Mustang try to kill him, then. Actually, from what I can tell, Mitchell appears to only want to get Deaney, and Cummings’ death would actually just get him out of the way. But who’s keeping track?

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

Multi-Part Article: Mitchell (1975)

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