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Release Date:
25 December 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Boon is a reiver (that's a cheat, a liar, a brawler and womaniser) and he had just four days to teach young Lucius the facts of life (like cheating, lying, brawling and womanizing).
Plot:
In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Mature fare good for the whole family See more (32 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Mark Rydell 
 
Writing credits
William Faulkner (novel)

Harriet Frank Jr.  writer
Irving Ravetch  writer

Produced by
Irving Ravetch .... producer
Robert E. Relyea .... executive producer
Rick Rosenberg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Moore 
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Stanford 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Charles Bailey 
Joel Schiller 
 
Set Decoration by
Phil Abramson 
 
Costume Design by
Joanne Haas 
Alan Levine 
Theadora Van Runkle 
 
Makeup Department
Pat Abbott .... hair stylist (as Patricia Abbott)
Emile LaVigne .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack N. Reddish .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Zinnemann .... assistant director (as Tim Zinneman)
 
Art Department
Frank Agnone .... props
Tom Fairbanks .... props (as Thomas Fairbanks)
Joseph Hurley .... visual consultant
Glenn Melts .... construction coordinator
Craig Binkley .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gene S. Cantamessa .... boom operator (as Gene Cantamessa)
John Oliver .... sound recordist
Clem Portman .... re-recording mixer
Jerry Rosenthal .... sound effects supervisor (as Gerald S. Rosenthal)
Jack Solomon .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
A. Paul Pollard .... special effects (as Aubrey Paul Pollard)
 
Visual Effects by
Marv Rubin .... optical effects
Bud S. Smith .... optical effects (as Bud Smith)
John Urie .... optical effects
 
Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts (uncredited)
Donna Hall .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunt double: Steve McQueen (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Regina Parton .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew M. Costikyan .... additional photographer
Clifford Hutchison .... gaffer
Edmond L. Koons .... camera operator (as Ed Koons)
Charles J. Renaud .... key grip (as Charles Renaud)
Mel Traxel .... still photographer
David M. Walsh .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea E. Weaver .... key costumer: women (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Neil Travis .... associate film editor
 
Music Department
Robert Takagi .... music editor (as Robert Y. Takagi)
 
Transportation Department
Stanley Hustis .... transportation
 
Other crew
Lelia Alexander .... researcher
Stanley Beck .... dialogue coach
Meta Rebner .... continuity
Marv Rubin .... titles
Bud S. Smith .... titles (as Bud Smith)
John Urie .... titles
Dick Webb .... ramrod (as Richard Webb)
Dick Webb .... ramrod
Marshall J. Wolins .... continuity (as Marshall Wolins)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity, language and thematic elements (2004 re-rating)
Runtime:
112 min | Germany:107 min | USA:107 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:A (original rating) | Australia:PG (re-rating) (1984) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Norway:16 (1970) | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG-13 (2004 re-rating) | USA:M (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ellen Geer, who played Sally, appeared in "Supernatural: Red Sky at Morning (#3.6)" (2007). In the series "Supernatural" (2005) the character of Dean Winchester is a fan of Steve McQueen, referencing the actor by name in numerous other episodes.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Boon, Ned and Lucius begin their trip to Memphis in the Winton the beginning of the scene is filmed in a traveling shot. As the journey proceeds we hear noticeably on the soundtrack the camera truck's motor in addition to the Winton's.See more »
Quotes:
Boon Hoggenbeck:[to Lucius before the horse race] You can be scared if you want to - you can't help that - but don't be afraid, son.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Steve McQueen: The King of Cool (1998) (TV)See more »

FAQ

What is a "Reiver"?
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Mature fare good for the whole family, 1 May 2006
Author: zpzjones from East Coast, U.S.A.

This is an enjoyable old fashion type of adventure they just wont make anymore outside of a Disney adaptation. It's based on a William Faulkner story, his last I believe, and may be slightly autobiographical. I always saw this movie on television in the 70s & 80s and didn't realize so much of the film was cut and watered down for TV. The video VHS/ or DVD is much more complete and has more uncensored dialogue as well as including excised TV scenes such as when the trio arrives at the 'bordello' and Lucius is introduced. While the movie takes on a Disney or Hallmark heritage type of look it is not that. It is much more mature with spicy dialogue as mentioned and mature scenes that round out a longer running time. One thing I noticed is that this movie hails from 1969 when certain sexual situations were now being allowed in American productions. This movie reflects this change, while being basically family fare it 'just' escaped an R rating presumably as the MPAA system was still new and unfamiliar with how to rate certain subject matter. If this movie had been made just four or five years before it no doubt would have captured the rural early 20th century innocence familiar to Faulkner but the sexual situations, which make the story more believable, wouldn't have been included. Alas this is a great movie to have in your collection to take out and view when you're lonely and want something to look at or if it's raining outside. ***1/2 stars and it deserves to be much more well known than it is.

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