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Hud (1963)

 -  Drama  -  29 May 1963 (USA)
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Lonnie Bannon (as Brandon de Wilde)
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Mr. Thompson
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Mr. Larker
Carl Low ...
Mr. Kirby
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Rodeo Announcer Frank
Don Kennedy ...
Charlie Tucker
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Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner." Written by alfiehitchie

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The man with the barbed wire soul! See more »

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Drama

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29 May 1963 (USA)  »

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Le plus sauvage d'entre tous  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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An extra playing the pharmacist/cashier in the drugstore diner scene resembles actor Richard Deacon enough that Deacon is sometimes erroneously credited with the role. It is not he. See more »

Goofs

The audio sound of the motor of the pickup in the opening scenes is clearly that of an inline engine. However, the GMC pickup had "V8" emblems clearly seen on the front fender sides, and the sound of a v-type engine is quite dissimilar to that of an inline. See more »

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[first lines]
Lonnie Bannon: OK, thanks for the lift.
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Featured in The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) See more »

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Prelude
(1963) (uncredited)
Music Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein
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a fine American movie
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hud is the finest American movie ever made. One hundred years from now people will want to know who we were, how we lived and what kind of problems we faced. Hud is a great movie not only because it is a great story with great actors, great direction and a great score but also because it helps future generations understand us. It is a great human interest story, a classic story of right and wrong. The movie gains power because it is shot in black and white with a spare score; and it is not afraid to experiment as when Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) refers to Lon (Brandon de Wilde) as Fantan. The scenes of everyday Texas in the 1950s are pure Americana. This movie is as refreshing today as when I first saw it as a boy in the 1960s; and the performances have not aged.


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