Comments on: Last of the Independents Where to find out what's really good. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:20:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: AC Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:48:22 +0000 You write: “Last of the Independents are like those movies that used to get aired on Sunday afternoons all the time; western-themed action adventures with protagonists of dubious legality but hearts of gold. (Well, unless you’re on their bad side, of course.)”

Actually it’s not like that, it is that. The movie to which you’re referring is called Charlie Varrick (1973), starring Walter Matthau. Charlie is a cropduster–the back of his overalls and his van read: “the last of the independents.” Charlie and company rob a bank that has a safe full of mob money, but Charlie’s got a heart of gold.

Sound familiar?