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The Gravy Train (1974)

Two rural West Virginia brothers leave home, rob an armored car and become fugitives.

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Cast

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Calvin Dion
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Russell (Rut) Dion
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Margie
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Tony
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Carlo
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Rex
Clay Tanner ...
Bather
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Gino
Owen Orr ...
Cannery Foreman
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Gentleman Rancher (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
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Police Captain
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Sergeant
Mary L. Honaker ...
Mother
Don Edwards ...
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Two rural West Virginia brothers leave home, rob an armored car and become fugitives.

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Looting, pilfering, plundering, robbing, and generally having the time of their lives. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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16 June 1974 (USA)  »

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The Dion Brothers  »

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Trivia

The title was changed from "The Gravy Train" to "The Dion Brothers" after audiences at sneak previews and other early screenings indicated that they thought the original name sounded like a movie about dog food (Gravy Train being the name of a well-known American pet food). See more »

Quotes

Calvin: I'm Fucking Kirk Douglas!
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Connections

Spoofed in The Big Sleaze (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Next Time Around
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Meg Karlin (as Marsha Karlin)
Performed by Gregory Prestopino
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Ride the Gravy Train to one great cinema experience

Considering this film was released 8 years before I was born, I don't feel too bad for over-looking it for such a long time. Back in January of 98 though, I attended the Second Annual Quentin Tarantino film fest held in Austin,Texas. The particular theme of films this night was "Neglected 70's Crime Films" and boy was her right. "The Gravy Train(or The Dion Brothers, as it appeared this print)" was an absolute gem. Wonderful performances, quirky characters, smart plot, hilarious comedy, and just an all around great time. Rarely do you see a Crime film that is so entertaining and fresh. Margot Kidder in one of her earliest film appearances is extremely sexy as well. I hope some cable network gets a hold of this film and allows many more to see it. In the meantime, go to an indie video store and hope they have it.


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