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Sam Whiskey (1969)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  1 April 1969 (USA)
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Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ... See full summary »

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O. W. Bandy
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Jed Hooker
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Mr. Perkins (mint superintendent)
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Thorston Bromley (Treasury inspector)
Rick Davis ...
The Fat Man
Anthony James ...
Cousin Leroy
Del Reeves ...
The Fisherman
John Damler ...
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Robert Adler ...
Pete (night guard at Mint) (as Bob Adler)
Chubby Johnson ...
Blacksmith
Ayllene Gibbons ...
Big Annie
Sidney Clute ...
Clem
Wallace Earl ...
Mrs. Perkins (as Amanda Harley)
William Boyett ...
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Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ship and secretly bring them back to the mint before they are missed. But how shall he manage to get several hundred pounds of gold into the mint without anyone noticing? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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1 April 1969 (USA)  »

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This movie is one of a number of screen westerns that Burt Reynolds made during the mid-late 1960s and early 1970s. These movie westerns include Navajo Joe (1966); 100 Rifles (1969); and The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973). See more »

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The steamboat's smokestack was wobbling back and forth in the river current when the guys first saw it. A steamboat smokestack wouldn't still be standing against the river current if it were that loose. See more »

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Narrator: General Sherman said, "War is hell." "Worse than that," Sam said, "The pay's bad."
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One of the funniest western comedies ever made
20 November 2004 | by (Burgdorf, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

It's no mystery that Burt Reynolds is one of the most underestimated actors of our time. In this particular film, he gave us one of his best comedy-stilish acting ("no-one noticed it", he said) which makes this movie working. Burt's acting would be enough to make it watchable, but also Ossie Davis and Clint Walker fit well in their roles.

For me the remarkable of this movie is a) the way it is directed and edited (it ain't dull for one second), although there are some silly situations (e.g. Burt firing with a machine gun to save his friends killing all his enemies without hitting his friends...), but hey, it's a comedy and it's not the story which is most interesting. It's the mood of the film and the way characters are portrayed. It contains a lot of fine jokes and dialogue ("I'm not riding this long way to bury your bird") and chemistry between Burt and Angie Dickinson is amazing. Also the more serious parts of the film (stealing the gold out of the fort) are working well.

Also, there are some things which seem to be rare in a film: The fact that no-one of the "thieves" have intentions killing his buddies to keep the gold for himself. No, they even break in to return it back to the government! It's hardly believable, but it is that fact that make the film and these characters charming.

I give it a 7 of 10


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