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Jeb Rosebrook (written by)
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Release Date:
2 August 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
"Tell 'em Junior sent you" See more »
Plot:
Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins See more »
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First rate character study, superbly acted. See more (50 total) »

Cast

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Steve McQueen ... Junior 'JR' Bonner

Robert Preston ... Ace Bonner

Ida Lupino ... Elvira Bonner

Ben Johnson ... Buck Roan

Joe Don Baker ... Curly Bonner

Barbara Leigh ... Charmagne
Mary Murphy ... Ruth Bonner
Bill McKinney ... Red Terwiliger (as William McKinney)

Dub Taylor ... Del
Sandra Deel ... Nurse Arlis

Don 'Red' Barry ... Homer Rutledge (as Donald Barry)
Charles H. Gray ... Burt (as Charles Gray)
Matthew Peckinpah ... Tim Bonner
Sundown Spencer ... Nick Bonner
Rita Garrison ... Flashie
Roxanne Knight ... Merla Twine
Sandra Pew ... Janene Twine
William E. Pierce ... Rodeo official
P.K. Strong ... Dudettes member
Toby Michaels ... Dudettes member (as Toby Sargent)
Bonnie Clausing ... Dudettes member
Francesca Jarvis ... Rodeo secretary
George Weintraub ... George
June Simpson ... Barmaid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynette Carrington ... Young Girl at Parade (uncredited)
James M. George ... Indian (uncredited)
Rod Hart ... (uncredited)
Wayne McLaren ... (uncredited)
Johnnie Mullens ... (uncredited)

Sam Peckinpah ... Man in Palace Bar (uncredited)
Sharon Peckinpah ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Casey Tibbs ... Parade Grand Marshal (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sam Peckinpah 
 
Writing credits
Jeb Rosebrook (written by)

Produced by
Mickey Borofsky .... associate producer
Joe Wizan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Santillo 
Robert L. Wolfe  (as Robert Wolfe)
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Art Direction by
Ted Haworth  (as Edward S. Haworth)
 
Set Decoration by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
Jerry Wunderlich  (as Gerald F. Wunderlich)
 
Makeup Department
Lynn Del Kail .... hair stylist
Donald W. Roberson .... makeup artist
William Turner .... makeup artist (as William P. Turner)
 
Production Management
James C. Pratt .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... assistant director
Frank Baur .... assistant director
Malcolm R. Harding .... assistant director
Frank Kowalski .... second unit director
Gene Marum .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Michael Messinger .... second assistant director (uncredited)
William F. Sheehan .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robert J. Visciglia Sr. .... property master (as Robert J. Visciglia)
Glen Cooper .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
John Lester Hallett .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Richard Dean Rankin .... construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Larry Hooberry .... sound
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer
Larry Hooberry .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Michael J. Kohut .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bud Hulburd .... special effects
 
Stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator (as R. Michael Gilbert)
Phoebe Noel .... stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Floyd Baze .... stunt double (uncredited)
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunts (uncredited)
Autry Ward .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Ward .... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Ward .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Avery .... still photographer (as William Avery)
Joseph Edesa .... gaffer
Gaylin P. Schultz .... key grip
Hilton Anderson .... grip (uncredited)
Chuck Arnold .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mike Berlin .... lamp operator (uncredited)
James F. Boyle .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Alex Edesa .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Paul Grosso .... generator operator (uncredited)
Norman Harris .... best boy (uncredited)
Clyde Hart .... grip (uncredited)
Walter Nichols .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Marvin Palenske .... generator operator (uncredited)
Paul M. Pollard .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Karl Reed .... grip (uncredited)
George Ressler .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Bernie Schwartz .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Byron White .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Young .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eddie Armand .... costumes
Pat Barto .... wardrobe: women (as Pat I. Barto)
James M. George .... wardrobe: men
 
Editorial Department
Milan Klein .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Craig Pinkard .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
James Thornsberry .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Franco .... script supervisor
Chalo González .... location assistant (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Raymond Green .... assistant to producer
Betty Gumm .... assistant to producer (as Betty J. Gumm)
Katherine Haber .... assistant to producer (as Katy Haber)
Kenneth Lee .... ramrod (as Kenneth W. Lee)
Sharon Peckinpah .... dialogue
Casey Tibbs .... rodeo coordinator
Dorothy Whitney .... production secretary
Duncan Daneault .... timekeeper (uncredited)
Frank Kowalski .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Elias Rivera .... craft service (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth West .... location auditor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
William E. Pierce .... thanks (as William Pierce)
 

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100 min
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Trivia:
Ida Lupino hired Sam Peckinpah to work on her series "Mr. Adams and Eve" (1957) after she found him living in a shack behind her property. He paid her back by casting her in this film some years later.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While they are sitting on the bench having a drink, Ace knocks Junior's hat off. The view from the rear shows the hat on the ground beside Junior, but when Aces gets up and picks up the hat, it is a few feet in front on Junior.See more »
Quotes:
Nurse Arlis:[Ace checks himself out of the hospital] You just can't walk out of here!
Ace Bonner:You see my feet on the floor, don't you Arlis? Now watch my legs make 'em move.
Nurse Arlis:But you're not well enough.
Ace Bonner:Oh, I'm heaven bound, sweetheart, but not today.
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Soundtrack:
Arizona MorningSee more »

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32 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
First rate character study, superbly acted., 17 October 2001
Author: INFOFREAKO from Perth, Australia

Sam Peckinpah is usually stereotyped as a director who is mainly concerned with violence and confrontation. This is only part of the picture. If you look past the violence of 'The Wild Bunch' you'll see a movie concerned with old age, loyalty and changing values. 'Straw Dogs' deals with masculinity and ethics. 'Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia' contains a vivid picture of traditional Mexican culture confronted with modern America's greed and corruption. These sub-texts and themes are often overlooked because of the blood and gore.

'Junior Bonner' leaves out the gore, and what happens? Peckinpah detractors who criticise the aforementioned movies ignore it and dismiss it as "slow" and "boring"! It is anything but. 'Junior Bonner' is a thoughtful character study of an aging rodeo performer (Steve McQueen at his best) and his relationship with his estranged family (veterans Ida Lupino and Robert Preston and character actor legend Joe Don Baker - all first rate). It moves at its own pace, which will alienate the MTV-generation, but anyone with a love of good movies will be fascinated. 'Junior Bonner' may not be as widely discussed as Peckinpah's more controversial efforts, but it's just as good in its own way, and shows once again, that he was one of THE greats of American cinema. Don't overlook this one!

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