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Lonely Are the Brave ()


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A fiercely independent cowboy gets himself locked up in prison to escape with an old friend.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
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John W. "Jack" Burns
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Jerry Bondi
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Sheriff Morey Johnson
Michael Kane ...
Paul Bondi
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Hinton
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Harry
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Deputy Sheriff Gutierrez
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Rev. Hoskins
William Mims ...
First Deputy Arraigning Burns (as Bill Mims)
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Old Man
Lalo Rios ...
Prisoner
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Airman in Helicopter (uncredited)
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Diner Patron (uncredited)
Tex Holden ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Deputy (uncredited)
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Deputy in Canyon (uncredited)
Robert Perry ...
Truck Driver (uncredited)
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One Arm (uncredited)
Dan Sheridan ...
Deputy Glynn (Comic Book) (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ...
Convict (uncredited)
Vince St. Cyr ...
Navajo Prisoner Who Escapes (uncredited)
Stuart Wade ...
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ...
Vagrant Convict (uncredited)
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Convict (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Miller

Written by

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Dalton Trumbo ... (screenplay)
 
Edward Abbey ... (novel "Brave Cowboy")

Produced by

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Edward Lewis ... producer
Kirk Douglas ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Jerry Goldsmith

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Philip H. Lathrop ... director of photography (as Philip Lathrop)

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Leon Barsha

Editorial Department

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Michael Douglas ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Alexander Golitzen
Robert Emmet Smith ... (as Robert Smith)

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George Milo ... (set decorations)

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Larry Germain ... hair stylist
Dave Grayson ... makeup artist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

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Tom Shaw ... assistant director
David Silver ... assistant director
Ray Taylor Jr. ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Waldon O. Watson ... sound
Frank H. Wilkinson ... sound
James R. Alexander ... sound (uncredited)
James Curtis ... sound (uncredited)
Arthur B. Smith ... sound (uncredited)

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Bob Herron ... stunts (uncredited)

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Don Christie ... still photographer (uncredited)
Tim Donahue ... photographic coordinator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Stanley Kufel ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Peter V. Saldutti ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Joseph Gershenson ... musical supervisor
David Tamkin ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Richard Michaels ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

In order to free his best friend Paul Bondi from jail, cowboy Jack Burns gets himself imprisoned only to find out that Bondi does not want to escape. Thus Burns breaks out on his own and is afterwards being chased in the mountains by sheriff Johnson with a helicopter and jeeps. Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines Life can never cage a man like this! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Last Hero (United States)
  • The Last Cowboy (United States)
  • Seuls sont les indomptés (France)
  • Einsam sind die Tapferen (Germany)
  • Los valientes andan solos (Spain)
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  • 107 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The one-armed man tells John W. "Jack" Burns (Kirk Douglas) in the bar that he lost his arm at Okinawa during World War II. Bill Raisch (One Arm) lost his right arm in a fire on-board a ship during World War II. Raisch was Burt Lancaster's stand-in, and later landed a recurring role, as the real killer of Dr. Richard Kimble's wife, on The Fugitive (1963). See more »
Goofs During the manhunt, the helicopter pilot says they can't land because "there's no room for the prop". No pilot would call it that; the correct terminology is "rotor". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough (1997). See more »
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Crazy Credits the credits at the beginning of the film use a font with uppercase consonants and lower case vowels (of various sizes) , but for the names only. See more »
Quotes Jack Burns: I didn't want a house. I didn't want all those pots and pans. I didn't want anything but you. It's God's own blessing I didn't get you.
Jerri Bonds: Why?
Jack Burns: 'Cause I'm a loner clear down deep to my guts. Know what a loner is? He's a born cripple. He's a cripple because the only person he can live with is himself. It's his life, the way he wants to live. It's all for him. A guy like that, he'd kill a woman like you. Because he couldn't love you, not the way you are loved.
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