MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,861 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 2,452 users  
Reviews: 59 user | 45 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...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 15 Aug 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 22 Dec 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 11 Feb 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 11 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... 

Straight Time (1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole ... See full summary »

Directors: Ulu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey
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
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
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
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
Cockfighter (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Southern action drama film about cockfighting.

Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: Warren Oates, Richard B. Shull, Harry Dean Stanton
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
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 6.1/10 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
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
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes Ryker's innocent and asks for a new trial.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Vera Miles
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 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

Sissy Spacek'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 Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Barons of beef
5 December 2005 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

Two legendary Hollywood hard men, Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman, go head-to-head in this interesting thriller from director Michael Ritchie. Hackmann can act, Marvin just plays his stock character, but it's actually the latter to exudes more charisma, although the script is on his side: this is very much a Lee Marvin vehicle, structured not unlike 'Point Blank'. But that film had a distinctive, alienating air and ultimately showed clearly that its hero was no different, no better, to those he was pursuing. In 'Prime Cut', however, the villains of piece are (more typically, and more disappointingly) shown to be so depraved that Marvin is justified in sub-machining them down. Moreover, the sub-plot that explains this, their involvement in the trafficking of women to the sex trade, is presented in such a way as to seem sexist in itself. In other ways too the film appears dated: the editing is stuck somewhere between naturalistic and slick (not quite feeling like either), and the undeniably effective soundtrack is also horrid. What's more interesting is the setting: the story takes place in rural Missouri, but this is not America the beautiful. Instead, its the land of agribusiness and as such portrayed with an element of truth: although Ritchie does appear caught between emphasising its differences from the city, and its similarities.

'Point Blank' was a film ahead of its time in terms of style and tone. 'Prime Cut' is more like a typical thriller from the early 1970s. But either way, they don't make men like Marvin any more.


14 of 21 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:
?