Based on a novel called "Jim Kane", that was the working title of the film. The title was changed to take the emphasis off of one character and to stress the partnership of Paul Newman and Lee Marvin. See more »
You know, we can wait around here all day.
We don't wait for anybody Leonard.
Well, how 'bout I wait around?
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Amiable movie that goes nowhere, but gets there slowly,,,,
I looked forward to this movie because it was Newman and Marvin, which could have been an interesting teaming given the right material.This, it turned out, was not the right material. This is a film in which not much happens, and to fill in the gaps we have a traditional jazz score which is inappropriate, shall we say, for a story about cattle-buyers in Mexico. At the same time, the two stars are given roles too quiet and pleasant (and in Newmans case too dumb) to be interesting. I recall when I first saw It I tired long before the end. Now, reseeing it on video, I stopped it just before the end to come and write this. As a Marvin-lover, the film is a major disappointment.
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