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Jim Kane is a loser cowboy in Nogales, Arizona.He has more good nature than good sense and often takes jack-of-all-trades jobs. His bank loans are jeopardized when his latest horse purchase is a bust. His horses are quarantined with STD. Jim is broke. The local hotel clerk sympathetic about his situation lets him live in the hotel maid's room for free. His ex-wife goes gentle on him when he cannot make the alimony payments. Jim turns down his uncle's offer of a job but accepts a deal to buy cattle in Mexico for a shady businessman who has a bad reputation. Jim travels to Mexico where he teams up with another loser, an old friend by the name of Leonard, who moved to Mexico in order to pursue one of his many failed get-rich-quick schemes. The two amigos set out to buy Mexican cattle from various local ranchers but they experience difficulties and soon run into trouble. Written by
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 »
[In anger, a television was just thrown out a hotel window]
That's hotel property, and I'm just sittin' here waiting for the house dicks to come.
[pretentiously, with sort of a faux-cool]
But you're the one that's gotta have to pay.
Who the hell is he?
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Eccentric ambiance abounds, but this scruffy, mild modern-day western never builds much momentum. Down-on-his-luck Arizona cowboy takes job herding cattle through part of Mexico. Adaptation of J.P.S. Brown's novel "Jim Kane" isn't a strong vehicle for Paul Newman, likable but curiously dopey throughout (this is no "Hud"). Lee Marvin gives a friendly performance as Newman's equally half-witted cattle-broker pal. Director Stuart Rosenberg, who never does consistent work and therefore is a tough filmmaker to pin down, does a nice job at concocting a low-key, lightly rambling atmosphere, but the plot is too skimpy for these characters to truly come alive. As a character-study, it's a pleasant enough throwaway. Screenplay by future filmmaker--and cult icon--Terrence Malick, from an original treatment by John Gay. ** from ****
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