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Scarecrow -- Oscar-winning superstars Gene Hackman and Al Pacino star as two born losers -- one a gruff ex-con who dreams of owning his own carwash and the other, a clowning, likable ex-seaman.

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Writer:
Garry Michael White (written by)
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Release Date:
26 May 1973 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
The road leads itself to somewhere.
Plot:
Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins See more »
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(67 articles)
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User Reviews:
an overlooked masterpiece See more (70 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Hackman ... Max

Al Pacino ... Lion

Dorothy Tristan ... Coley

Ann Wedgeworth ... Frenchy

Richard Lynch ... Riley

Eileen Brennan ... Darlene

Penelope Allen ... Annie
Richard Hackman ... Mickey

Al Cingolani ... Skipper

Rutanya Alda ... Woman in camper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Ann Brownlee ... Hooker (uncredited)
Nicholas Carbone ... Child (uncredited)
Frank Chartier ... Bartender (uncredited)
James G. Cureman ... Hippie (uncredited)
Armen Darakdjian ... Lion's Son (uncredited)
June Denning ... Myra (uncredited)
June Dixon ... Waitress (uncredited)
Richard Jamison ... Young Man (uncredited)
Karen Lamm ... Waitress (uncredited)
Louise Martin ... Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
Charles Noel ... Doctor (uncredited)
Albert Schmidt ... Drunk (uncredited)
Patricia A. Wasson ... Mother (uncredited)
Audrianne Waters ... Nurse (uncredited)
John G. Wedum ... Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Schatzberg 
 
Writing credits
Garry Michael White (written by)

Produced by
Robert M. Sherman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Myrow 
 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Evan A. Lottman  (as Evan Lottman)
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner  (as Al Brenner)
 
Costume Design by
Jo Ynocencio 
 
Makeup Department
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Bonniwell .... second assistant director
Tom Shaw .... assistant director
Paul J. Crossey .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ray Mercer Jr. .... property master (as Ray Mercer)
 
Sound Department
Edward Beyer .... sound editor
Victor Goode .... sound
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert M. Reitano .... sound editor
Barry Thomas .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Candy Flanagin .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James O. Blair .... gaffer (as Jim Blair)
Jim Buchanan .... best boy
Tom May .... key grip
John R. Shannon .... still photographer (as John Shannon)
Sven Walnum .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Kate Hirson .... assistant editor
Michael Jacobi .... assistant editor
Craig McKay .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Anthony Goldschmidt .... title designer
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor
Gene Levy .... assistant to the producer
Anne Shaw .... production secretary
Vernon White .... publicist
Kit Andree .... voice (uncredited)
Marilyn Chris .... voice (uncredited)
Lucille Cole .... voice (uncredited)
Henry Hank .... voice (uncredited)
James Howard Horn .... voice (uncredited)
Rowena McNally .... voice (uncredited)
Charles Noel .... voice (uncredited)
Dennis O'Shea .... voice (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
112 min | Australia:108 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Australia:R (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1974) | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video) | USA:R | West Germany:16
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Trivia:
According to Al Pacino, this was the greatest script he'd ever read.See more »
Quotes:
Lion:[First lines] Hi,how you doin'See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silver MoonSee more »

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51 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
an overlooked masterpiece, 1 December 2003
Author: (anton_d_mannaseh@hotmail.com) from Calgary, Alberta -Canada

This excellent movie has been overlooked for too long. Its a great film on every level. It is entertaining as well as deeply profound. Schatzberg's directing is outstanding, Hackman and Pacino deliver acting on a level rarely found in any films, and the script is funny, while retaining a quiet note of tension and melancholy throughout. Its an exceptional film, largely overlooked by American audiences in the years since its release (despite winning the grand prize at Cannes, as well as the acting prize for Hackman and Pacino).

Don't overlook this film. Rent it!

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