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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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Two strangers meet on a lonely road and form a tentative, but lasting friendship. See more (68 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:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Australia:R (original rating) | Chile:18 | 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:
Gene Hackman's line to the waitress, "Is this your first day?", was an ad-lib. Hackman was genuinely annoyed with the actress.See more »
Quotes:
Lion:[First lines] Hi,how you doin'See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Wanderlust (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silver MoonSee more »

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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Two strangers meet on a lonely road and form a tentative, but lasting friendship., 29 January 2002
Author: rm91945 from Washington, DC

Max and Lionel, two ordinary guys, meet by chance on a lonely country road while hitchhiking and strike up a friendship. Max (Gene Hackman) is a hot-tempered ex-con who dreams of owning his own business, a car wash. Lionel (Al Pacino) is a seaman who abandoned his pregnant girlfriend some years prior but who, despite this character flaw, is so mild-mannered and sweet you really just want to give him a big hug.

Hackman is great as the hard-edged Max, yet despite his gruff exterior you know there is a man of deep feeling and caring underneath. Pacino never fails to disappoint in whatever he does and he doesn't in this tour-de-force performance. Famous for playing loud, larger than life character's with extreme zeal -- Colonel Frank Slade from SCENT OF A WOMAN and Tony Montana from SCARFACE for instance -- here his performance is like a whisper -- quietly calm yet powerfully effective.

A nice surprise in the cast is Richard Lynch (in his screen debut) as Riley, the man who befriends Lionel while he and Max are briefly incarcerated for a bar fight. Lynch is only in the movie for approximately 20 minutes, but what a 20 minutes! His ability to convey the sleazy yet somehow likable Riley let's the audience know that this is a talent to watch for in the coming years. With such great method acting from all three actors, it's no wonder this movie won the prestigious Golden Palm Award at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival!

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