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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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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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Lushly Filmed Trash. I Mean That in a Good Way. 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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Actors Ryan O'Neal and Leigh Taylor-Young were a married couple at the time of filming.See more »
Quotes:
Jack Ryan:If you'll come at me, I'm going to hit you with the heaviest thing I can find.
Bob Rodgers:I've got a tire iron in the truck. Shall I go and get it?
Jack Ryan:Well, you do, and we start swinging at each other, will you tell me what we're fighting about?
[... ]
Jack Ryan:Oh Jesus! You're stupid! Don't you see she just wants to see us fighting?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Lushly Filmed Trash. I Mean That in a Good Way., 6 October 2009
Author: Hoohawnaynay (DA90027@aol.com) from United States

Most of the other comments on here are pretty accurate. This movie really showed the loosening up of Hollywood as far as female nudity went. We get to see the beautiful Leigh Taylor-Young in various stages of nudity and looking good dressed too. Ryan never looked better. Lee Grant perfected the role of a perpetually uptight woman in Valley of The Dolls and this seems to be a continuation. The only actress in this movie that really shined was Cindy Eilbacher who could act rings around any other child actor of this or later era. Her few scenes really stand out and almost seem to be from another movie. Loved the cars, the clothes, the great character actors and YES I did love the music but it was all wrong for this movie. I think this music was meant for Dean Martin's last Matt Helm movie with Sharon Tate that never got made. It was lush orchestrated loungy pop music but was all wrong for a crime-noir movie. It really threw me off but I enjoyed hearing it from another room when I wasn't watching the screen. This also has some really great campy lines mainly from Van Heflin calling Leigh a "Quiff" in one scene and various other vague vulgarities. I really enjoyed watching Van go near the edge of camp and then pull back a bit. James Daly was perfect as a high class sleazebag. Look for Ryan's brother Kevin as the passenger in the dune buggy scene.

Overall much better than the horrendous remake, especially if you like movies that are so bad they are good.

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