Prime Cut (1972)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  8 July 1972 (Japan)
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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Devlin
Mary Ann
William Morey ...
Clint Ellison ...
Howard Platt ...
Les Lannom ...
Eddie Egan ...
Therese Reinsch ...
Jake's Girl
Bob Wilson ...
Reaper Driver
Gordon Signer ...
Gladys Watson ...
Milk Lady


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 <>

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The submachine gun used by Nick Devlin in the last part of the film is the now rare Smith & Wesson model 76, a near copy of the Swedish M/45. It was produced in very small numbers in the late 1960s, and was eventually discontinued due to lack of interest in such a weapon by military and law enforcement agencies. In US service it was largely known as the "Swedish-K" or "K-Rifle. It was used by US special service4s (like Navy SEALS and CIA operatives) during the Vietnam war. See more »


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...
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Referenced in Massage Parlor Murders! (1973) See more »

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15 July 2002 | by (Kailua Kona, HI) – See all my reviews

I sought out this gem of a film after being impressed by "Point Blank". Lee Marvin exudes the kind of toughness that most modern day actors can't equal. Only Eastwood comes close. This is a raw, gritty and entertaining revenge/mob picture. Gene Hackman plays the heavy, but who is heavier than Lee Marvin? You just don't want to mess with him. I think this is one of Sissy Spacek's first appearances. Look at most modern "action" movies. There is a cookie-cutter formula. They try to be all things to all people. I call it the "Bruckheimer Effect" You have to force the "hip" humor for those with attention-span problems. You have to include a romantic interest/sex-sysmbol for the girlfriends and the drooling twelve-year-olds. You have to tie it all in with large explosions and car chases. Are you as bored as I am of these films? Watch "Prime Cut" and you won't see the extra grisle and fat of a modern hollywood action film . You will see a U.S.D.A. Choice kick ass movie.

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