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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.)
Francesca Bellini ...
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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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A movie about getting rich. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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16 June 1974 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Martin Scorsese was attached to direct but pulled out to do Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974). 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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Now this is action comedy
8 June 2002 | by (San Ho) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately this original mix of action and laughs is kept from cinema fans as it sits rotting in the Columbia vaults for all eternity. A shame since this may be Jack Starrett's strongest film and features a witty script by a young Terrence Malick and fully realized performances by its two leads Stacey Keach and Frederic Forrest who turn to a life of crime so they can get the money to open a seafood restaurant. Many standout scenes include interrogation by bathtub and electric razor, and an intense shootout in an abandoned building as it's being torn down by a wrecking ball!


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