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The Big Bounce
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Writers:
Elmore Leonard (novel)
Robert Dozier (screenplay)
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Release Date:
July 1969 (Austria) See more »
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Nancy was beautiful...but not very pretty!
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 »
Awards:
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Bouncing Around See more (15 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
 
Art Department
Frank L. Brown .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
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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Runtime:
102 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Actors Ryan O'Neal and Leigh Taylor-Young were a married couple at the time of filming.See more »
Quotes:
Nancy Barker:What if I don't play?
Ray Ritchie:You know Nancy, if I had to replace you, it might take me almost a week.
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References "The Lone Ranger" (1949)See more »
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Bouncing Around, 15 January 2016
Author: sol- from Perth, Australia

Unsure of where to go after wounding a vengeful local in baseball match and told to flee town, a Vietnam War veteran takes up with the mysterious young mistress of a produce farm owner in this little seen drama starring Ryan O'Neal in his first screen role. It is not the greatest debut for the Oscar nominated actor, but in what was only her second screen performance, Leigh Taylor-Young is excellent as the tantalising mistress. A femme fatale of the post-Production Code era, she plays a seductress like few others before her, revealing lots of skin and boldly parading around in the buff. She is just as effective with her clothes on too as there is an ambiguity as to whether or not she genuinely likes O'Neal or is just using him for a scheme revealed in the film's final third. That said, the scheme comes too late to provide much vigour, and easy as Taylor-Young is on the eyes, there is little else propelling the first hour. Van Heflin has a nice, understated turn as a justice of the peace, and Cindy Eilbacher is adorable, playing a surrogate daughter to O'Neal, but it is not enough to carry the film. The opportunities for more are all too apparent. Why not explore O'Neal's criminal background in further depth or how serving in Vietnam has affected him? Why not establish his desire for a daughter further? By all accounts though, the film was promoted as a vehicle for its two stars (married in real life at the time) and therefore it is easy to see why the filmmakers took a less exciting route. The film is not worthless as some of its dissenters might say, but it sure could have been a lot more.

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