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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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An uncompromising explosion of total vengeance. See more »

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6 March 1978 (Sweden)  »

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1.85 : 1
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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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I agree with my fellow Marine...this is a gem of a movie!!
16 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i also saw "the farmer" when it came out at my marine corp base theatre and was in the process of shipping out on a Med float, needless to say all us "jar heads" went nuts from the first frame to the last. one great scene where the bad guy's looking out the 4th story window and say's, "i love parades" and the farmer's response is, "well then join it..." it's just cool. gary conway really is convincing as the reluctant former war hero as is the rest of the cast. this film came out at the time other lower budgeted revenge flicks where made, ie: the great, "rolling thunder", "walking tall II" etc. i hope they can bring this little gem out on DVD like anchor bay or blue underground DVD companies with cool extras and remember, the farmer doesn't get mad, he gets even...uhhhhhh rahhhhhhh and semper fi...


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