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The Missouri Breaks (1976)

PG | | Drama, Western | 22 May 1976 (USA)
Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

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Sandy (as Hunter Von Leer)
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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

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One Steals, One Kills, One Loves, One Dies

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Drama | Western

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22 May 1976 (USA)  »

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Missouri  »

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$14,000,000
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Trivia

Warren Oates and Harry Dean Stanton were originally touted to star in this movie, in the parts played by Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando. See more »

Goofs

When Marlon Brando and Randy Quaid are crossing the Missouri River, there, far in the distance, cars driving on an interstate can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Hank Rate: He personified the American West in the days of its rowdy youth.
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Oh! Susanna
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Written by Stephen Foster
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A highly underrated movie!
16 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe this movie has been so trashed & overlooked over the years. Like Mickey One & Left-Handed Gun, it's one of Arthur Penn's more offbeat & original films. Marlon Brando gives a highly inventive performance & demonstrates once more that he is one of the great comic performers of the screen (as he did more conventionally in Teahouse of the August Moon). To see Jack Nicholson (who is also excellent in this) with Brando is a terrific treat. Glad I found this on Laserdisk.


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