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Writer:
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 »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
"Junior Bonner"--quietness is its' asset See more (51 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)

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:
Final film of Mary Murphy.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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
"Junior Bonner"--quietness is its' asset, 17 August 1999
Author: Andyh74 from Herndon, VA

One of the main reasons why I enjoy this film is because of Steve McQueen's performance. Like other Peckinpah characters such as Pike Bishop (The Wild Bunch) and Steve Judd (Ride The High Country), McQueen's Junior Bonner is forced to confront change occurring to his Western surroundings, but is quietly determined to go on with his way of life. This is different from William Holden's Pike Bishop, who is vocal about his desire to survive historical change--"thinking beyond our guns," as he put it--and is more reflective than determined. Bonner, however, wants to succeed (even though there may not be much of a future left for him), but he is not very vocal about it. Bonner is the closest personification of the type of men of the Old West that Peckinpah mourned in his films, ones that did it--not said it and did it, but just DID IT. Junior desperately wants to win, enough to use questionable methods to get Buck Roan (Ben Johnson) have him ride Sunshine, the bull that previously defeated him, but he is silent on his chances. He just wants to successfully ride Sunshine, not expound on his possibility of winning. Throughout the film Junior is determined, but non-violently confrontational--his questioning of Curly's (Joe Don Baker) success at the expense of history, his revelation of his state to his father Ace (Robert Preston, in an excellent, colorful performance), his pursuit of Charmaine (Barbra Leigh). McQueen is superb at revealing various emotions by his facial expressions alone, and it's his low-key but internally energetic performance that endears me to this film. Along with "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid" and "Ballad of Cable Hogue," one of Peckinpah's most underrated films.

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