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The Big Bounce (1969)

R | | Drama | July 1969 (Austria)
A Vietnam veteran and ex-con is persuaded by a shady woman to rob a $50,000 payroll account on a California produce farm. But who is playing who?

Director:

Alex March

Writers:

Elmore Leonard (novel), Robert Dozier (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ryan O'Neal ... Jack Ryan
Leigh Taylor-Young ... Nancy Barker
Van Heflin ... Sam Mirakian
Lee Grant ... Joanne
James Daly ... Ray Ritchie
Robert Webber ... Bob Rodgers
Cindy Eilbacher ... Cheryl
Noam Pitlik Noam Pitlik ... Sam Turner
Victor Paul Victor Paul ... Comacho
Kevin O'Neal Kevin O'Neal ... Boy in dune buggy
Charles Cooper ... Senator
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Senator's associate
Phyllis Davis ... Girl in bikini
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Storyline

Jack Ryan is a young Vietnam veteran with a criminal record, who gets fired from his job as a migrant laborer on a California produce farm run by the mean-spirited camp manager Bob Rodgers. Ryan then meets and teams up with the seductive Nancy Barker the secretary and mistress to the unscrupulous owner Ray Ritchie. When Ryan takes another job as a cleaner at a local motel owned by Sam Mirakian a local justice-of-the-peace, Nancy again approaches Ryan to help her rob Ritchie's safe in his house which allegedly has $50,000 of payroll money. Ryan reluctantly agrees to help with the heist, but becomes highly distrustful of Nancy, suspecting she may double-cross him to keep all the money for herself, and vice versa with her over him. Written by Matt Patay

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Nancy was beautiful...but not very pretty!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1969 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

La perversa See more »

Filming Locations:

Carmel, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actors Ryan O'Neal and Leigh Taylor-Young were a married couple at the time of filming. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Barker: That's part of the fun of it, isn't it? The risk involved.
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References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boss Man
Music by Mike Curb, Lyrics by Guy Hemric
Orchestrated by Jerry Styner
Performed by Mike Curb Congregation
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Leaving "Peyton Place"
28 November 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

One of the mysterious young women trying to fill the footsteps left by a fleeing Mia Farrow on ABC-TV's "Peyton Place" was lovely Leigh Taylor-Young. Instead of providing the camera with clues for locating Mia, the coy Ms. Young hooked up with roddy Ryan O'Neal, who had been serving as the town's good-looking hunk for several years. Mr. O'Neal was looking to follow castmate Farrow into movie stardom, and newcomer Young encouraged changes. Call it "The Big Bounce".

Alas, millions did not flock to the sinsational new gossiped-about couple on the big screen, although the film featured beautiful California scenery, a very generous helping of Young's naked form, and some brief views of hunky O'Neal's buttocks. The Mike Curb score may be a deterrent, but the movie could grow on you. It's a sexy time capsule, at least. Veteran Van Heflin gets the best of writer Elmore Leonard's lines, and Lee Grant (yet another "Peyton Place" alumni) always helps.

**** The Big Bounce (3/5/69) Alex March ~ Ryan O'Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, Van Heflin, Lee Grant


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