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The Farmer (1977)

 -  Action  -  6 March 1978 (Sweden)
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The last scene of this movie tied directly into the first scene in which Kyle performed an heroic good deed for a fellow soldier. The message was clear and powerful and was needed in a big way back in 1977 when this movie was released.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lewell Akins ...
Conductor
Gary Conway ...
Kyle Martin
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Johnny O.
Dave Graig ...
2nd Soldier
Stratton Leopold ...
Laundry Sam
Ray McIver ...
Train Bartender
George Memmoli ...
Passini
Bill Moses ...
Bank Representative
Judge Parker ...
Banjo Player
Don Payne ...
Mr. Moore
Louis C. Pessolano ...
Bartender
Johnny Popwell ...
Conners
Ken Renard ...
Gumshoe
Timothy Scott ...
Weasel
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Corrigan
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Storyline

Kyle Martin returns as a silver star hero, but realizes running a one man farm is not profitable, and the bank wants to foreclose, despite returning as a hero. Then a gambler Johnny has a car accident near his farm, in which Kyle saves his life, in which Johnny offers him 1,5000 dollars, which still isn't enough to save the farm. Then when Johnny past-post on a horse race for over $50,000, angering local mobster Passini as he and his three henchmen kills Johnny's bodyguard and then blinds Johnny's eyes with acid to "make a example out of him", Johnny asks his girl Betty to ask Kyle to kill Prassini and his men one by one for $50,000, the money he needs to save his farm, which sets the path for revenge. Written by serpent 5

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They Committed Murder, Rape, Arson and One Mistake...They left The Farmer Alive See more »

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6 March 1978 (Sweden)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Due to injuries sustained in an accident during the production of this movie, George Memmoli had to decline the part of the disturbed passenger in Taxi Driver (1976) that was ultimately played by the film's director, Martin Scorsese. According to Scorsese, the injuries contributed to Memmoli's death in 1985. See more »

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Kyle Martin: I don't get mad... I get even
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First film I saw after returning to the USA from U.S. Army service...
30 April 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

So it was not until later that I realized what an testosterone packed, ultra-violent film it was, (I just assumed "all" American movies had taken the lead from Sam Peckinpah, since I'd been overseas...Wrong!:0) yet "The Farmer" was well done and you cared about his mission and survival. I'd shave all the hair off my left one to have this movie on DVD!!! It is an overlooked gem of it's genre' and "rules" on the viceral level (i.e., you want to see the Farmer take out the bad guys, similar to the buzz engendered in the original Bronson's "Death Wish", but much less repellent). It even has some historical accuracy in reference to the treatment of returning war veterans (I remember respecting that touch at the time). Not to be missed by action fans...


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