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The Missouri Breaks (1976)

 -  Drama | Western  -  19 May 1976 (USA)
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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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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 Dies

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Writer and script doctor Robert Towne conceived the film's finale showdown which solved the story problems caused by Brando's ad libbing and changes to the screenplay. See more »

Goofs

When Tom and Jane mount the same horse, one in front each other, her modern white underwear appears for a while. See more »

Quotes

Tom Logan: Regulator? Ain't that like a dry gulcher?
Lee Clayton: Well, that's not the softest term you could use, I'd say.
Tom Logan: Well, Regulator, correct me now if I'm wrong, isn't a regulator one of these boys that shoots people and don't never get near 'em?
Lee Clayton: That's it.
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A highly underrated movie!
16 March 2003 | by (the lower depths) – 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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