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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 »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
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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:
Final film of Mary Murphy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: About 20 minutes into the movie, Junior is drinking a beer at the bar. Just before he walks over to the booth to talk with Buck, Homer offers to buy him another beer, Junior tells him to leave it on the bar, and then Junior walks to the booth. We see Del, the bartender, put the beer on the bar, next to another beer, but we see Junior carrying his first beer with him.See more »
Quotes:
Curly Bonner:Junior, you're my brother, and I guess I love you. Well, we're family. I don't care what you do. You can sell one lot or a hundred lots. I'm just tryin' to keep us together.
Junior 'JR' Bonner:I gotta go down my own road.
Curly Bonner:What road? I mean, I'm workin' on my first million, and you're still workin' on eight seconds.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Grindhouse (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Arizona MorningSee more »

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30 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Violently quiet, 27 October 2002
Author: CalTempe@aol.com (CalTempe@aol.com) from Lynden, Washington

Steve McQueen is my favorite actor. Bullitt is my favorite McQueen movie, but Junior Bonner is my favorite McQueen character. McQueen, as usual (and this is what makes him great), communicates more with silence than in delivering a line. The violence of the rodeo is juxtaposed against one man's unwillingness to let go of a lifestyle that is obviously coming to an end. The open west is giving way to trailers, his parents are separating forever, and his home has become a place for strangers. Junior is aging as an athlete, and as a-no-longer- young man. Even his Cadillac is on the downward side of a once successful career. The split screens and slow motion are interesting without being intrusive. This movie is about the triumph of a man who stays true to his own values, regardless of how irrelevant his environment may soon become. One man CAN make a difference. Steve McQueen was always that one man.

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