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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 »
User Reviews:
Should be remembered! 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)
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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 (original rating) | 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:
The script was originally more comedic with bits of physical humor. But Schatzberg reworked the script to make it more dramatic and darkly humorous.See more »
Quotes:
Lion:[First lines] Hi,how you doin'See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blazing Saddles (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silver MoonSee more »

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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Should be remembered!, 23 August 2005
Author: monterfamily from United States

I saw this film many years ago. It has that early 1970's charm and feel that we almost never see anymore. Hackman (Max) an ex-con on the rebound and Pacino (Lionel) a drifting ex-sailor meet randomly while hitchhiking. They spark an unlikely friendship and venture on a road trip. Max plans on owning his own carwash and chooses Lionel for his partner in business. This is a story of two losers with modest dreams. They may not be the winners of society, but they will definitely win your heart. Max is a mean and tough creep while Lionel is a lovable rogue. The ending is shockingly sad and all too real. With effective symbolic panning of the fountain's cherubs and the haunting background score make for an unforgettable experience. Pacino and Hackman deliver remarkable performances. This is more of a guy film in that I don't think it's any woman's cup of tea. But if you want to catch a glimpse of great natural acting and a taste of 70's melodrama, Scarecrow is worth every minute.

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