MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,135 this week

The Big Bounce (1969)

R  |   |  Drama  |  July 1969 (Austria)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 271 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 11 critic

A Vietnam veteran and ex-con is persuaded by a shady woman to rob a $50,000 payroll account on a California produce farm. But who is playing who?

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 80 titles
created 29 Dec 2011
 
a list of 781 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 249 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 372 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 953 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Big Bounce" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Big Bounce (1969)

The Big Bounce (1969) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Big Bounce.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A priest is put in a dilemma when the serial killer who has been murdering priests and nuns confesses to him.

Director: Fred Walton
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Charles Durning, Roger Angelini
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates
Cat Chaser (1989)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A Miami hotel owner finds danger when be becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back.

Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Peter Weller, Kelly McGillis, Charles Durning
Stick (1985)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Ernest 'Stick' Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour. Hired by a rich investor, he tries to walk the line, ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.

Director: Edwin Sherin
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Frank Silvera
Gold Coast (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Karen's married to Frank, a millionaire who has no morals and a hypocrite. it's alright for him to fool around but not for her. So when she has an affair and brags to him about it, he vows ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Weller
Stars: David Caruso, Barry Primus, Marg Helgenberger
The Return of Desperado (TV Movie 1988)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This second entry in the "Desperado" film series again follows Duell McCall, a wandering cowboy who's been framed for murder. He hides in a small town run by black folk who are trying to protect themselves from a greedy landowner.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer
Stars: John Barks, Vivian Bonnell, Charles Boswell
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity
Pronto (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Harry Arno is a Miami Beach bookie who finds himself in trouble with his mob bosses for reasons he can't quite figure out. When an assailant attempts to kill him, he decides that it's time ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Peter Falk, Glenne Headly, James Le Gros
Certificate: GP Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Widmark, Alan Alda
Desperado (TV Movie 1987)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Cowboy Duell McCall wants to quickly deliver a herd of cattle to town, get paid and move on but romance with local girl Nora gets him involved in a feud between the town boss and Nora's dad.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Stars: Alex McArthur, David Warner, Yaphet Kotto
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
Sam Mirakian
...
Joanne
...
...
Bob Rodgers
Cindy Eilbacher ...
Cheryl
Noam Pitlik ...
Sam Turner
Victor Paul ...
Comacho
Kevin O'Neal ...
Boy in dune buggy
Charles Cooper ...
Senator
Paul Sorensen ...
Senator's associate
...
Girl in bikini
Edit

Storyline

Jack Ryan is a young Vietnam veteran with a criminal record, who gets fired from his job as a migrant laborer on a California produce farm run by the mean-spirited camp manager Bob Rodgers. Ryan then meets and teams up with the seductive Nancy Barker the secretary and mistress to the unscrupulous owner Ray Ritchie. When Ryan takes another job as a cleaner at a local motel owned by Sam Mirakian a local justice-of-the-peace, Nancy again approaches Ryan to help her rob Ritchie's safe in his house which allegedly has $50,000 of payroll money. Ryan reluctantly agrees to help with the heist, but becomes highly distrustful of Nancy, suspecting she may double-cross him to keep all the money for herself, and vice versa with her over him. Written by Matt Patay

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

July 1969 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

La perversa  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actors Ryan O'Neal and Leigh Taylor-Young were a married couple at the time of filming. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Barker: That's part of the fun of it, isn't it? The risk involved.
See more »

Connections

Version of The Big Bounce (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Big Bounce
Written by Mike Curb and Guy Hemric
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another Case of the Remake Being Better Than The Original
20 September 2004 | by (Whitehall, PA) – See all my reviews

Out of curiosity, I rented the 1969 film version of THE BIG BOUNCE from Netflix, and it proved the underrated 2004 edition (which I reviewed elsewhere on the IMDb) to be another example of a remake that's way better than the original! The two versions of TBB are fairly close in plotting, but this year's model captures source author Elmore Leonard's loopy, cynical sense of humor much better, skipping the original film's mawkish asides and heavy-handed attempts at poignancy and psychodrama. For instance, the self-pitying, self-destructive, male-afflicted single mom played by Lee Grant in 1969 is rebooted in the latest edition as a cheerfully coquettish tourist played by Anahit Minasyan, whose fate is much more upbeat than poor Grant's. Also, TBB Mark 2's Hawaiian setting and George S. Clinton's playful score combining rock and Hawaiian-style music appealed to me more than TBB Mark 1's been-there-done-that Los Angeles locales (by the way, I seem to recall that Leonard's book is set in Detroit) and syrupy soft rock by Mike Curb, of all people. Next to The Mike Curb Congregation, The Brady Bunch's album sounds like the Rolling Stones' greatest hits! Even if it didn't sound hilariously dated to early 21st-century ears, Curb's score is still all wrong for a downbeat crime drama like the '69 model (not that the first film is completely humor-free; Van Heflin's eccentrically-decorated home was one of the film's few bright spots). I almost got the feeling Curb originally composed the music for an entirely different kind of film, perhaps some perky, inspirational heart-warmer starring the folks from Up With People which never got off the ground, so someone decided to graft Curb's score onto TBB v. 1 instead of letting it go to waste. While both films have great casts overall (the original includes Heflin, James Daly, and Robert Webber in the roles played this year by Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise, and Charlie Sheen), in the starring role of ex-con Jack Ryan, Owen Wilson's wisecracking slackertude in TBB Mark 2 is much more engaging than Ryan O'Neal's personality in TBB Mark 1. While I've enjoyed O'Neal in comedies, particularly 1972's WHAT'S UP, DOC?, I've never liked him in dramas. To me, O'Neal has always come across as moist and mewling when he's supposed to be tender and sensitive, and surly and petulant when he's supposed to be tough and hard nosed, and his performance in TBB #1 is no exception. However, both films have terrific leading ladies playing thrill-seeking kept woman Nancy: the current version marks Sara Foster's screen debut, while the original starred the lovely and beguiling Leigh Taylor-Young, then O'Neal's real-life wife and former co-star on TV's PEYTON PLACE. (Fun Fact: Leigh Taylor-Young was nominated for a Laurel Award for Best Female New Face for her performance in TBB.) The chemistry between O'Neal and LT-Y is one of the film's few saving graces; they sure seem to enjoy tearing their clothes off, and they look good doing it, too! :-) Alas, except for the occasional memorable line (for example, here's Heflin slyly commenting on O'Neal's phone chat with LT-Y: "You look like the mouse that got swallowed by the pussy."), Robert Dozier's screenplay can't seem to decide whether Nancy is a victim of callous men, a calculating femme fatal, or a plain old homicidal psycho. The critics who panned TBB Mark 2 obviously never had to suffer through Mark 1! If you've got your heart set on an at-home Elmore Leonard film festival, rent GET SHORTY, OUT OF SIGHT, even the overlong but still exceptional JACKIE BROWN, and include THE BIG BOUNCE -- but unless you lust after Ryan O'Neal and Leigh Taylor-Young in their prime, make sure you get your mitts on the superior 2004 version!


8 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD RELEASE of 1969 Movie- The BIG Bounce leo-165
Discuss The Big Bounce (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?