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Release Date:
25 December 1969 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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An obscure gem from Steve McQueen See more (29 total) »

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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 .... sound 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)
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)
 
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity, language and thematic elements (2004 re-rating)
Runtime:
Germany:107 min | USA:107 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:PG | 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)

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Trivia:
The Winton Flyer was not a real automobile. It was created from scratch for this movie by Kenneth Howard, aka Von Dutch. The car was designed to resemble a typical vehicle from 1904, but built to withstand the rigors of filming. Steve McQueen called the car "the real star of the picture", and took possession of it after filming ended. It remained in his collection until his death in 1980. It can be seen in the Peterson Automotive Museum In Los Angeles.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: On the packaging for the 1993 VHS release of the movie, the music credit is given to Lalo Schifrin. John Williams wrote the score for the film and received an Oscar nomination for his efforts.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:And so we were three, three reivers high-tailing it for Memphis. Oh, "reivers". That's an old-fashioned word from my childhood. In plain English, I'm afraid it meant "thieves".See more »

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25 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
An obscure gem from Steve McQueen, 12 March 2004
Author: NC Lyle (lyle-12) from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

I personally rank this film, based on William Faulkner's last novel, among my favorites. Not that I would rank it as a "great" film, but it's a lot of fun. It's true that McQueen may have been in fact older than his character was supposed to be, but his attitude and style seems to bring it off. Mitch Vogel, as the young boy Lucius, who is lured into stealing his grandfather's (Will Geer) new Winton Flyer automobile for a wild weekend in Memphis by Boone Hoggenbeck (McQueen) is completely believable as a kid who wants the adventure, but has to be drawn into it because he respects his grandfather so much. Rupert Crosse as McQueen's other reiver (thief) in this caper adds an extra comic relief as the one who gets them into a real fix in Memphis. Ordinarily I hate movies with running narration, but the narration in this by Burgess Meredith as the grown old Lucius, remembering his exciting weekend in Memphis, adds a real touch of poignancy to this tale of youth lost. Additionally, Sharon Farrell as McQueen's prostitute girlfriend, Clifton James as a vicious southern sheriff, and Juano Hernandez as a kindly old black farmer add real dimension to the film. Throw in a beautiful score by John Williams (his first film score) and you've got the makings of a warm, charming story, accurately drawn, from the turn of the century. The scene at the film's end, where the grandfather has a heart-to-heart talk with the boy, is wonderful, and very "authentic." The director, Mark Rydell, did a terrific job. I've seen this movie many times, and it never fails to entertain me.

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