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Sunday in the Country (1974)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  22 November 1974 (USA)
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Three vicious thugs are on the run in rural America after robbing a local bank. They seek refuge at the home of a reclusive farmer, but he is prepared for their arrival and holds them at ... See full summary »

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Hollis McLaren ...
Lucy
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Dinelli
Cec Linder ...
Ackerman
Vladimír Valenta ...
Luke
Al Waxman ...
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Tim Henry ...
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Murray Westgate ...
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Ralph Endersby ...
Timmy Peterson
Susan Petrie ...
Jennifer Logan (as Sue Petrie)
Ratch Wallace ...
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Gary Reineke ...
Highway Patrolman
Eric Clavering ...
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Three vicious thugs are on the run in rural America after robbing a local bank. They seek refuge at the home of a reclusive farmer, but he is prepared for their arrival and holds them at gunpoint. Unable to let them simply wait for the law, he decides to take them into into his cellar and torture them a little before the police arrive. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Not since Peckinpah's STRAW DOGS has the screen exploded with such righteous vengeance. See more »

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22 November 1974 (USA)  »

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CAD 700,000 (estimated)
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brilliant
20 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

first i'd like to say that this movie is flawless, only 80 minutes on the version i saw, and anyone who posts trivia on this movie should think hard first. The movie occurs in real time= 1 day, from time to go to church in the morning until its over. Which is before dark. The original Canadian title is Sunday IN THE COUNTRY, and if you have ever lived in the country in the summertime there is a good chance you might eat dinner at 4 pm. Saying that, there is a good chance it may not get dark until as late as 9pm. So whatever previous self proclaimed genius's in here got confused about it being light out after dark....(threw window's or the like) oughta hang it up ! There was more than enough time for this one to play out / without the sun ever needing to fall. DO THE MATH....Now that iv'e got that out of the way....the American title is vengeance is mine, so besides this being what the movie is about i'll spare you the time telling you anything about the movie or it's characters. I'll just tell you this, the daughter is a bleeding heart liberal, the grandfather is an oldfashioned conservative a spooky early 70's movie at the best level with all the shadows....lol! that is under the trees and in a farm house and barn which are both only dimly lit, due to no artificial light. Lite only by add of the sun threw windows, amazingly this you will find happens in the COUNTRY! lol excellent movie that only gets deeper after the 5th viewing. Not a single wasted scene, or word,can be witnessed in this one. I'm certain a movie, better made, in this genre has never occurred. Period. That is a low budget film, If you view this film and don't automatically want to view it at least one more time.....you are the casual sort and one never to be confused with a movie buff.


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