MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,335 this week

Prime Cut (1972)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  8 July 1972 (Japan)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 2,565 users  
Reviews: 60 user | 46 critic

A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Top 10 TV Shows

Brooke Anderson from "Entertainment Tonight" and Melanie McFarland take a look at the Top 10 TV Shows of 2014 in our new series "IMDb Countdown".

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 01 Sep 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Prime Cut" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Prime Cut (1972)

Prime Cut (1972) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Prime Cut.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cisco Pike (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Cisco is an ex-rock star, famous in the 1960s, whose life and career has been a mess because of drugs. Now with a pregnant girlfriend he has a chance to start a new life. A corrupt cop, Leo... See full summary »

Director: Bill L. Norton
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black, Gene Hackman
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The wives of several high-powered doctors feel neglected due to their husbands' focus on their careers, so they embark on a regimen of sex, drugs and booze.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Dyan Cannon, Richard Crenna, Gene Hackman
Drama | Western | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.

Director: Don Medford
Stars: Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen, Gene Hackman
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An attractive young hitchhiker named Ginger meets and and takes up with a lonely, middle-aged advertising executive who is recently divorced. He is inspired by her free-spirited ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Wiles
Stars: Monte Markham, Susan Oliver, Mark Miller
Zandy's Bride (1974)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark
Certificate: M Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Quietly cocky Robert Redford joins U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman. Lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Camilla Sparv
Night Moves (1975)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Former football player and present private detective Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as an aging Hollywood actress whose only major roles came ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark
Smile (1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon, Michael Kidd
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

One day, three farm boys come upon a wounded outlaw named Harry Spikes. They take him to one of the boys' barn... See full synopsis »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Ron Howard
Riot (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Mike Kellin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A convicted murderer kills his hangman. Then it is discovered that he actually didn't commit the murder he was convicted for.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: George Maharis, Laura Devon, Katy Jurado
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nick Devlin
...
Mary Ann
Angel Tompkins ...
Clarabelle
...
Weenie
...
Poppy
Janit Baldwin ...
Violet
William Morey ...
Shay
Clint Ellison ...
Delaney
Howard Platt ...
Shaughnessy
Les Lannom ...
O'Brien
Eddie Egan ...
Jake
Therese Reinsch ...
Jake's Girl
Bob Wilson ...
Reaper Driver
Gordon Signer ...
Brockman
Gladys Watson ...
Milk Lady
Edit

Storyline

A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves. Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 July 1972 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Carnage  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Janit Baldwin's feature film debut. See more »

Quotes

Poppy: I never knew a man before; not even to talk to.
Nick Devlin: Well where did they keep you?
Poppy: In the orphanage with the other girls.
Nick Devlin: And where was that?
Poppy: It was in Missouri. It's the only home I really remember. It was in the country.
Nick Devlin: Then you have nobody?
Poppy: Just Violet.
Nick Devlin: Who?
Poppy: Violet, the other girl that was with me. She's my sister... well, not truly but we're closer than that. Violet and me we'd climb into each other's bed when it was really cold in the winter time and hug each other really close. Sometimes we'd...
See more »

Connections

References The Revengers (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Offbeat to say the least, but definitely worth watching
10 May 2008 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

"Prime Cut" is a film which, despite the fact I ended up enjoying it, was completely unlike I expected it to be. I rented it thinking it would be another brutal Lee Marvin gangster flick along the lines of the masterpiece "Point Blank". Instead, its a quirky and bizarre little pseudo-existentialist flick that would only come from a major studio in the 1970s. The film is far from perfect (theres times when its just a bit too offbeat), but overall its a very satisfying little film. Its low key and subtle, and I have a feeling it'll improve upon repeat viewings. The plot is very lurid (a mob enforcer goes to Kansas to deal with a cattle rancher who grinds his enemies into sausages and sells drugged-up sex slaves), but the film itself isn't too sleazy.

What makes this film worth watching, even more than the unique nature of the script, is the phenomenal acting. Lee Marvin is always a charismatic and compulsively watchable screen presence. I'd go so far as to say hes the greatest screen "tough guy" of them all. Here, hes nothing less than mesmerizing. Gene Hackman proves once again hes very good when playing larger-than-life villains. He wouldn't get such a meaty bad guy role until "Unforgiven" twenty years later. Sissy Spacek does what she can with a likable if underwritten role. She never looked cuter in a film than she does here. Plus, cult film buffs will get a kick out of seeing Gregory Walcott, fondly remembered as the hero in the schlock classic "Plan 9 From Outer Space". The direction by Michael Ritchie keeps everything moving at a quick pace, and manages to make many bizarre scenes quite tense and exciting. "Prime Cut" isn't a masterpiece, but its an overlooked and interesting film thats worth watching for fans of 70s movies. (7/10)


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Legal Age? Icthus381376
Can a threshing machine eat a car? shaggy61
Nice mafia? nullaqua
Is this any good? thga
An absurdly forgotten Marvin masterpiece bobwjones
DVD Rumors? Diabolik6
Discuss Prime Cut (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?