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The Big Bounce
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Director:
Writers:
Elmore Leonard (novel)
Robert Dozier (screenplay)
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Release Date:
July 1969 (Austria) See more »
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Plot:
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? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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Accurate portrait of a sexually abused young woman going mad See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ryan O'Neal ... Jack Ryan

Leigh Taylor-Young ... Nancy Barker

Van Heflin ... Sam Mirakian

Lee Grant ... Joanne

James Daly ... Ray Ritchie

Robert Webber ... 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

Phyllis Davis ... Girl in bikini

Directed by
Alex March 
 
Writing credits
Elmore Leonard (novel)

Robert Dozier (screenplay)

Produced by
William Dozier .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mike Curb 
 
Cinematography by
Howard Schwartz 
 
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler  (as William Ziegler)
 
Production Design by
Serge Krizman 
 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Sam Strangis .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Bernhardt .... assistant director
Robert Birnbaum .... assistant director (as Bob Birnbaum)
Alan Rudolph .... assistant director
 
Stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jerry Styner .... orchestrator
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
 
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Charles B. Fitzsimons .... assistant to executive producer
 

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102 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Actors Ryan O'Neal and Leigh Taylor-Young were a married couple at the time of filming.See more »
Quotes:
Jack Ryan:What if I told you they're dead?
Nancy Barker:That would teach them a lesson, wouldn't it?
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Accurate portrait of a sexually abused young woman going mad, 28 March 2009
Author: rowmorg from Eel Pie Island

I'm giving this seven although the terrible music almost makes the picture unwatchable. What is interesting is Leigh Taylor-Young's portrayal of an under-age woman driven mad by being debauched, perverted and corrupted by a string of rich old men to whom she is pimped by her ageing moneybags employer. Dutch Leonard, author of the original novel, got his facts right here, and it gives the movie an underlying force that can't be denied. It's a surprise to find that the principal character is not Ryan O'Neal, who is wooden and sulky as the out-of-place "anglo" farm-worker in rural Monterey, but instead his then-wife and co-star Taylor-Young. Her character has gone over the edge as a result of being seduced by the local Senator at the instigation of her employer and bed-mate, the local landlord. Taylor-Young gets right into it, yipping and chortling as she turns over other cars and pumps bullets into mistaken interlopers. Her plan to rip off her employer for the fortune in his house-safe never comes off (at least not during the picture's action), and she escapes a murder charge, but as Van Heflin's character grimly points out: "Give it a month or ten years: she'll get hers". Worth watching just for Taylor-Young's performance, about one-third of which is in the nude. This film is a rare insight into female psychology, almost in spite of itself.

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