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The Professionals (1966)

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An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.

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A rich Texan, J.W. Grant, selects three men and invites them to his private train to offer them a contract: Rescue his wife who has been kidnapped by a Mexican revolutionary. The leader of the men, Rico, decides they would be a better team if Grant would hire one more man, an explosives expert. Grant quickly agrees and soon the four are off to complete the contract. However, while on the trail, they discover some interesting facts, like has Mrs. Grant 'really' been kidnapped? Written by AzRanger

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2 November 1966 (USA)  »

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Die gefürchteten Vier  »

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After Burt Lancaster ambushes Jack Palance's men and shoots Jack Palance. Palance shouts out for "Francisco". The following shot of a dead Francisco also shows a horse having a bowel movement in the background. See more »

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As the Professionals escape in the mine cars, there is an overhead shot in which the cable pulling the cars is visible. See more »

Quotes

Rico: What's that supposed to mean?
Bill Dolworth: Rico, buddy. This will come as a shock to both of us. I'm a born sucker for love.
Rico: That bullet must've knocked some of your brains out.
Bill Dolworth: Or let some in.
Rico: Well what happened back there? What changed your mind?
Bill Dolworth: I found out what makes a woman worth a hundred thousand dollars.
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Great cast and incredible camera work but...
3 February 2013 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

But... Well, I am sorry. When I saw the synopsis of this movie I thought it looked like a great action adventure. When I saw its IMDb rating that impression hardened. Then I saw it was nominated for three Oscars, including for best writing and best directing...

Well, I am sorry. Again. And again. Sorry. While I get why it was nominated for best cinematography I can't understand what is the writing nomination for... Really. May be the source material was exceptionally well adapted??? If that is the case, then the source material is cr@p. Sorry. Again.

The movie started really well. Introducing the characters and their goals, setting the story up... And then it all went nowhere. Oh, of course, a lot of things happened, the plot moved on... But as time passed it made less and less sense and by the end I realized that everything the characters did, everything they fought for, everything was completely pointless. I don't want to go into details but that is the truth. The writing is completely horrible. Instead of developing the characters the writers decided to give the actors a few info-dump lines about their back story. And half of the main characters didn't get even that! How am I supposed to know them? How can I like them? Why would I care about what happens to them? I didn't.

But the cinematography was stunning.


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