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Robert Dillon (written by)
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Release Date:
8 July 1972 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Amazing movie - one of the very best!!! See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lee Marvin ... Nick Devlin

Gene Hackman ... Mary Ann
Angel Tompkins ... Clarabelle

Gregory Walcott ... Weenie

Sissy Spacek ... 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
Hugh Gillin ... Desk Clerk (as Hugh Gillin Jr.)
E. Lund ... Mrs. O'Brien
David Savage ... Ox-Eye
Craig Chapman ... Farmer Bob
Jim Taksas ... Big Jim
Wayne Savagne ... Freckle Face
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Tracey ... Orphan Sold at Auction (uncredited)
Judy Williams ... Orphan Sold at Auction (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Ritchie 
 
Writing credits
Robert Dillon (written by)

Produced by
Mickey Borofsky .... associate producer
Kenneth L. Evans .... executive producer
Joe Wizan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Gene Polito (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pingitore 
 
Casting by
Hoyt Bowers 
 
Art Direction by
Bill Malley 
 
Set Decoration by
James W. Payne  (as James Payne)
 
Makeup Department
Salli Bailey .... hairstylist (as Salley Bailey)
Ken Chase .... makeup artist
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
David Salven .... unit production manager
Les Kimber .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Daves .... assistant director
Ronald R. Grow .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alan Levine .... property master (as Allan Levine)
Terry E. Lewis .... assistant property master (as Terry Lewis)
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack A. Finlay .... sound effects editor (as Jack Finlay)
Joel Moss .... dubbing mixer
Barry Thomas .... sound mixer
John Wilkinson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Logan Frazee .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted White .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clifford Hutchison .... gaffer (as Clifford C. Hutchison)
Charles J. Renaud .... key grip (as Charles Renaud)
Orlando Suero .... still photographer
Roger Shearman .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Norris .... costumes
Ray Summers .... wardrobe: men
 
Editorial Department
Herb Steinore .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Ed Forsyth .... music supervisor (as Ed Forsythe)
 
Transportation Department
Roy Hollis .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor
Betty Gumm .... production assistant
Les Kimber .... location consultant
Don Record .... title designer
Dolores Harris .... secretary: Mr. Ritchie (uncredited)
Vivien Holt .... production secretary (uncredited)
Dennis Judd .... location manager (uncredited)
Elton MacPherson .... location auditor (uncredited)
Joe Thornton .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Black Ace" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Australia:MA (2009) | Finland:K-18 | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2013) | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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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 touch each other and dream how a man's hands would feel on us...
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Movie Connections:
References Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)See more »

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33 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Amazing movie - one of the very best!!!, 21 July 1999
Author: inframan from the lower depths

I cannot understand why this film has been so totally ignored by everyone - fans, critics, the French, you name it. For starters, it has an opening shot that is at least equal & in many ways superior to the opening of Touch of Evil. It alone is worth the price of the video & it will take several viewings to realize what you're watching: i.e. not a pastiche of an industrial film, but rather a key element in the plot. The problem is, much is lost in the stupid reformatting for video. & so much else about this work is so phenomenal: the cornfed milkdrinking killers, the country fair, the chase scene in the endless sea of wheat, the farm machine (a combine, I believe) that gobbles up the big black caddie & above all...Gene Hackman as "Mary Ann" who "eats guts" as Lee Marvin so succinctly puts it. The livestock show is quite a number, too. This was the peak of the last gasp of the golden age of film: 1972. They don't get better than this. This movie deserves to be totally restored & rereleased on DVD. Meanwhile, the VHS is better than nothing. Go For It!!!

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