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Irving Ravetch (screenplay) and
Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
11 April 1974 (West Germany) See more »
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This is the Spikes Gang See more »
Plot:
Three farm boys in the Old West help a wounded bank robber, who teaches him the trade. | Full synopsis »
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Infinitely quotable and superior to most ....... See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lee Marvin ... Harry Spikes

Gary Grimes ... Will

Ron Howard ... Les

Charles Martin Smith ... Tod (as Charlie Martin Smith)

Arthur Hunnicutt ... Kid White

Noah Beery Jr. ... Basset (as Noah Beery)
Marc Smith ... Abel Young
Don Fellows ... Cowboy
Elliott Sullivan ... Billy

Robert Beatty ... Sheriff (credit only)
Ralph Brown ... Posse Leader
Bill Curran ... Gillis
Ricardo Palacios ... Doctor
David Thomson ... Sheriff of Carrizo Springs
Bert Conway ... Bank Teller
Adolfo Thous ... Pawnbroker
Allen Russell ... Morton (as Allen E. Russell)
Frances O'Flynn ... Mrs. Young
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Albaicín ... Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Tito García ... Mexican Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Irving Ravetch (screenplay) and
Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay)

Giles Tippette (novel "The Bank Robber")

Produced by
Richard Fleischer .... producer
Walter Mirisch .... producer
Irving Ravetch .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Karlin 
 
Cinematography by
Brian West (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank J. Urioste 
Ralph E. Winters 
 
Art Direction by
Julio Molina 
 
Set Decoration by
Antonio Mateos 
 
Makeup Department
Mariano García Rey .... makeup artist (as Mariano Garcia Rey)
 
Production Management
Tom Pevsner .... production supervisor
José María Rodríguez .... production manager (as José María Rodriguez)
Francisco Ruiz .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Antonio Tarruella .... first assistant director (as Tony Tarruella)
 
Art Department
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George Stephenson .... sound
Frank E. Warner .... sound editor (as Frank Warner)
Jack R. Woltz .... sound re-recordist
 
Special Effects by
Antonio Parra .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Esteban Adrada .... grip
Ricardo Arenas .... gaffer (as Ricardo Arenas Ariño)
Ginger Gemmel .... camera operator (as Neil Gemmell)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Agustín Jiménez .... wardrobe (as Agustin Jimenez)
 
Music Department
George Brand .... music editor
 
Other crew
Isabel Mulá .... script supervisor (as Isabel Mula)
 
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96 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:15 | UK:12 (DVD) | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video) | USA:PG (certificate #23769) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
Robert Beatty, despite being credited as The Sheriff, is nowhere to be seen.See more »
Quotes:
Harry Spikes:Well, you boys left the farm and you had some trouble. You've seen some of the world. How do you find it?
Les Richter:We ain't really seen that much of it. We've been chased through it!
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Featured in Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin (2000) (TV)See more »

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Infinitely quotable and superior to most ......., 5 July 2016
Author: merklekranz from United States

Lee Marvin has played the role of crusty gunslinger many times, and he does not disappoint here. The story of three farm boys throwing in with the wily bank robber is both believable and different. The film is never dull, with Marvin spewing forth quotable lines throughout. This is not some sugar coated view of their desperate situation as hunted men, but rather a realistic look at the downside of breaking the law. Of course the boys elicit sympathy, even though they are killers, no different than their mentor. "The Spikes Gang" is one of those movies that far exceeds expectations, is worth seeking out, and not easily forgotten. - MERK

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