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Prime Cut (1972)

A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out.

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Cast

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Nick Devlin
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Mary Ann
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Clarabelle
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Weenie
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Poppy
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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
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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. Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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Any way they slice it, it's going to be murder.


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8 July 1972 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman and Sissy Spacek. See more »

Goofs

When Nick enters the cornfield there's a spot on the back of his jacket. Next scene the strap on the pouch is covering it. 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...
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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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