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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:
One of the Most Surprising Comedic Films with a Western Flavor! See more (31 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 .... 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)
 
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: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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mitch Vogel broke a shoulder during the shooting.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Boon is teaching Lucius to drive, Lucius's hat disappears and reappears although clearly it did not fall off and he never took his hands off the wheel to replace it.See more »
Quotes:
Boss:Don't be rude to Callie, and don't be advised by Boon. He knows no obstacles, counts no costs, fears no dangers.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.
One of the Most Surprising Comedic Films with a Western Flavor!, 13 April 2008
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

I have to say that I was surprised about how much I liked the film. William Faulkner (American Nobel Prizewinner) wrote "The Reivers." The story is about a boy, Lucius, and Boone played by Steve McQueen. They take the 1905 car that Boone promised not to take out for a joyride while his bosses were away at a family funeral. Boone, Lucius, and an African American co-worker who I forget his name but sneaks aboard the car on the way to Memphis to visit friends like Miss Corey played by Sharon Farrell and the brothel's matron, Miss Reba, played by the wonderfully talented Ruth White who died shortly after the film. The film is more of a mix of comedy and drama. There is the story of the 1905 yellow car and a horse and about horse-racing with Lucius in the saddle. There are some serious moments like Lucius discovering that he is staying at brothel and Miss Corey who he grows to bond with.

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