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Director:
Writers:
Walter Hill (screenplay)
Jim Thompson (novel)
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Release Date:
13 December 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They're Hot - McQueen/MacGraw See more »
Plot:
A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
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Hypnotic, violent classic See more (122 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve McQueen ... Doc McCoy

Ali MacGraw ... Carol McCoy

Ben Johnson ... Jack Beynon

Sally Struthers ... Fran Clinton

Al Lettieri ... Rudy Butler

Slim Pickens ... Cowboy
Richard Bright ... The Thief

Jack Dodson ... Harold Clinton

Dub Taylor ... Laughlin

Bo Hopkins ... Frank Jackson

Roy Jenson ... Cully
John Bryson ... The Accountant

Bill Hart ... Swain
Tom Runyon ... Hayhoe
Whitney Jones ... The Soldier
Raymond King ... Boy on the Train
Ivan Thomas ... Boy on the Train
C.W. White ... Boy's Mother
Brenda W. King ... Boy's Mother
W. Dee Kutach ... Parole Board Chairman
Brick Lowry ... Parole Board Commissioner
Martin Colley ... McCoy's Lawyer
O.S. Savage ... Field Captain
Dick Crockett ... Bank Guard
A.L. Camp ... Hardware Store Owner
Bob Veal ... TV Shop Proprietor
Bruce Bissonette ... Sporting Goods Salesman
Maggie Gonzalez ... Carhop
Jim Kannon ... Cannon
Doug Dudley ... Max
Stacy Newton ... Stacy
Tommy Bush ... Cowboy's Helper (as Tom Bush)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Mazzola ... Car Hop #1 (uncredited)

Hal Smith ... Various Radio Announcers (uncredited)
Tommy Splittgerber ... Train Station Ticket Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Peckinpah 
 
Writing credits
Walter Hill (screenplay)

Jim Thompson (novel)

Produced by
Mitchell Brower .... producer
Gordon T. Dawson .... associate producer
David Foster .... producer
 
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Wolfe  (as Robert Wolfe)
 
Casting by
Patricia Mock 
 
Art Direction by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
Ted Haworth 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist (as Kathy Blondell)
Al Fleming .... makeup artist
Jack Petty .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Don Guest .... production manager (as Donald Guest)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... assistant director
Gordon T. Dawson .... second unit director
Ron Wright .... assistant director
Lorin Bennett Salob .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Chalo González .... assistant property master (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Les Hallett .... assistant property master
Robert J. Visciglia Sr. .... property master (as Robert J. Visciglia)
Jarrell Jay Knowles .... props (uncredited)
Wes Webb .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Colgan .... sound editor (as Mike Colgan)
Garth Craven .... sound consultant
Michael J. Kohut .... boom operator (as Michael Kohut)
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
Josef von Stroheim .... sound editor (as Joe von Stroheim)
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer
Walter A. Gest .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bud Hulburd .... special effects
 
Stunts
Gary Combs .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Crockett .... stunts (uncredited)
Donna Garrett .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunt double: Steve McQueen (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gaylin P. Schultz .... key grip
Mel Traxel .... still photographer
Harry Young .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kent James .... costumer: men
Barbara Siebert .... costumer: women
Ray Summers .... costume supervisor
James M. George .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mike Klein .... assistant film editor
Bill Lindemann .... assistant film editor (as William G. Lindemann)
Roger Spottiswoode .... editorial consultant
 
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
Don Elliott .... musical voices
Toots Thielemans .... musician: harmonica solos
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joan Arnold .... production secretary
Joie Gould .... assistant to producer
Katherine Haber .... dialogue director (as Katy Haber)
Michael Preece .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Warren Skaaren .... thanks: executive director, Texas Film Commission
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
122 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Norway:18 (uncut) | Norway:16 (cut) (1973) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 (uncut) (1998) | Sweden:15 (cut) (1973) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (re-rating, uncut) | USA:PG (cut) | West Germany:18 (nf)
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Trivia:
Writer Jim Thompson was originally hired to adapt his own novel for the movie. Thompson worked on the screenplay for four months and produced a prose treatment, a first draft, and alternate scenes and episodes. Thompson's script included the original borderline-surrealistic ending of the novel featuring the kingdom of El Rey. Steve McQueen objected to the depressing ending and had Thompson replaced with rising screenwriter Walter Hill.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Carol discovers in the train station that her locker key has been switched, she is holding the key for locker number 090. When she hands it to Doc and we see it shortly after, the locker number on the key is 249.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Carter 'Doc' McCoy:Punch it, Baby!
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Soundtrack:
A Good SongSee more »

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89 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
Hypnotic, violent classic, 2 October 2002
Author: narmkids from London

Was wondering why they don't make films like this anymore. Then it dawned on me. It has ambiguous morals and doesn't particularly ask for or seek redemption. The hero is a killer and bank robber, he says little and therefore you should have to work hard to empathize with him. But it comes easy because everyone else around Doc McCoy is ten times worse than he is. And Doc is played by Steve McQueen. A magnificent brooding presence who's character doesn't stop to question his actions, because if he did he'd die or get arrested. And this is where it is so much better than a contemporary film of the same vein. It's not made with actors who are scared that their image might be tarnished or misunderstood, it is not made by film-makers who are scared they might upset someone, it is not made by people who particularly need to be loved. So what you get is a story that rings true, a piece of fiction that at no time stops to apologize for itself. It grabs you, says this is what I am, and if you're hooked then great. If not go and watch Bambi or something.

A bona fide classic piece of storytelling.

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