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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 »
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(7 articles)
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A beautiful movie . . . See more (29 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)
 
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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 (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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:
Charles Aidman was originally cast to play the role of Maury, but Lonny Chapman replaced him when Aidman was called in by CBS temporarily to replace Ross Martin on Martin's TV series "The Wild Wild West" (1965).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:We didn't fear death, in those days, because we believed that your outside was just what you lived in and slept in, and had no connection to what you were.See more »

FAQ

What is a "Reiver"?
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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful movie . . ., 18 April 2000
Author: dkirson

I saw this film when I was about the same age as the main character, the boy, played by Mitch Vogel. It left a strong impression on me. The cinematography, the magnificent score by John Williams, flawless acting, and, of course, Faulkner's story, create an atmosphere that few movies achieve. In terms of acting, McQueen is probably the weakest link, but he still deserves points for successfully suppressing his characteristic squint and open-mouthed grimace -- and he is as close to lovable as he can be. The movie also has more than it's share of memorable scenes, especially between Will Geer as the grandfather and Vogel.

I would be wary of letting young children see this film. The story conveys the undercurrents of racism and sexism that existed then (and now). I was 12 when I saw it and I understood it. As a parent, be ready to explain some things, though, and preview the film.

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