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Junior Bonner ()


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Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts.

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Junior Bonner
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Ace Bonner
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Elvira Bonner
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Buck Roan
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Curly Bonner
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Charmagne
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Ruth Bonner
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Red Terwiliger (as William McKinney)
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Sandra Deel ...
Nurse Arlis
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Homer Rutledge (as Donald Barry)
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Burt (as Charles Gray)
Matthew Peckinpah ...
Tim Bonner
Sundown Spencer ...
Nick Bonner
Rita Garrison ...
Flashie
Roxanne Knight ...
Merla Twine
Sandra Pew ...
Janene Twine
William E. Pierce ...
Rodeo official
P.K. Strong ...
Dudette (as P. K. Strong)
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Dudette (as Toby Sargent)
Bonnie Clausing ...
Dudette
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Rodeo Secretary
George Weintraub ...
George
June Simpson ...
Barmaid
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Young Girl at Parade (uncredited)
James M. George ...
Indian (uncredited)
Rod Hart ...
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Wayne McLaren ...
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Johnnie Mullens ...
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Man in Palace Bar (uncredited)
Sharon Peckinpah ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
James Shreeve ...
Big man in bar fight scene (uncredited)
Casey Tibbs ...
Parade Grand Marshal (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sam Peckinpah

Written by

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Jeb Rosebrook ... (written by)

Produced by

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Mickey Borofsky ... associate producer
Joe Wizan ... producer

Music by

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Jerry Fielding

Cinematography by

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Lucien Ballard ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Frank Santillo
Robert L. Wolfe ... (as Robert Wolfe)

Editorial Department

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Milan Klein ... assistant film editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster ... (casting)

Art Direction by

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Ted Haworth ... (as Edward S. Haworth)

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Angelo P. Graham ... (as Angelo Graham)
Jerry Wunderlich ... (as Gerald F. Wunderlich)

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Lynn Del Kail ... hair stylist
Donald W. Roberson ... makeup artist
William Turner ... makeup artist (as William P. Turner)

Production Management

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James C. Pratt ... production manager

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Newt Arnold ... assistant director
Frank Baur ... assistant director
Malcolm R. Harding ... assistant director
Frank Kowalski ... second unit director
Gene Marum ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Michael Messinger ... second assistant director (uncredited)
William F. Sheehan ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Robert J. Visciglia Sr. ... property master (as Robert J. Visciglia)
Glen Cooper ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
John Lester Hallett ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Richard Dean Rankin ... construction foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Larry Hooberry ... sound
Richard Portman ... re-recording mixer
Charles M. Wilborn ... sound mixer
Larry Hooberry ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Michael J. Kohut ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Bud Hulburd ... special effects

Stunts

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Mickey Gilbert ... stunt coordinator (as R. Michael Gilbert)
Denny Arnold ... stunts (uncredited)
Floyd Baze ... stunt double (uncredited)
Loren Janes ... stunt double: Steve Mcqueen (uncredited)
Phoebe Noel ... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Mack Turvey ... stunts (uncredited)
Autry Ward ... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Ward ... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Ward ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bill Avery ... still photographer (as William Avery)
Joseph Edesa ... gaffer
Gaylin P. Schultz ... key grip
Hilton Anderson ... grip (uncredited)
Chuck Arnold ... camera operator (uncredited)
Mike Berlin ... lamp operator (uncredited)
James F. Boyle ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Alex Edesa ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Paul Grosso ... generator operator (uncredited)
Norman Harris ... best boy (uncredited)
Clyde Hart ... grip (uncredited)
Walter Nichols ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Marvin Palenske ... generator operator (uncredited)
Paul M. Pollard ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Karl Reed ... grip (uncredited)
George Ressler ... best boy grip (uncredited)
Bernie Schwartz ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Byron White ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby ... special still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Young ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eddie Armand ... costumes
Pat Barto ... wardrobe: women's (as Pat L. Barto)
James M. George ... wardrobe: men

Location Management

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Chalo González ... location assistant (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Ruth West ... location auditor (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Craig Pinkard ... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
James Thornsberry ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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John Franco ... script supervisor
Raymond Green ... assistant to producer
Betty Gumm ... assistant to producer (as Betty J. Gumm)
Katherine Haber ... assistant to producer (as Katy Haber)
Kenneth Lee ... ramrod (as Kenneth W. Lee)
Sharon Peckinpah ... dialogue
Casey Tibbs ... rodeo coordinator
Dorothy Whitney ... production secretary
Duncan Daneault ... timekeeper (uncredited)
Frank Kowalski ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Elias Rivera ... craft service (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Frank Weatherwax ... dog trainer (uncredited)

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William E. Pierce ... thanks (as William Pierce)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A week with Junior Bonner, a rodeo pro on the wrong side of 40, broke, bruised, and headed into Prescott, his home town, for the annual 4th of July Frontier Days. His dad, Ace, is a dissolute dreamer fixed on finding gold in Australia; his mom is resigned to Ace's roving; his brother Curly is tearing up the countryside to make a million in real estate. Junior just wants to stay on a bucking Brahma for eight seconds, hang out with Ace, find a way to spend time with a beautiful woman whose eyes catch his, and earn enough to get to next week's rodeo. As the old West and its code give way to progress, Junior is lonesome, laconic, and on the road - just where he wants to be. Written by

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Taglines "Tell 'em Junior sent you" See more »
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Also Known As
  • Junior Bonner, le dernier bagarreur (France)
  • Junior Bonner (El rey del rodeo) (Spain)
  • El rey del rodeo (Spain)
  • Hijo del torbellino (Argentina)
  • Rytteren fra Arizona (Norway)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Budget $3,200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The yellow dog that you see in the movie is the grandson to Spike the dog, from the movie Old Yeller (1957). See more »
Goofs Whilst they are sitting on the bench having a drink, Ace knocks Junior's hat off. The view from the rear shows the hat on the ground beside Junior, but when Aces gets up and picks up the hat, it is a few feet in front on Junior. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Bound to Be Back Again See more »
Quotes Nurse Arlis: [Ace checks himself out of the hospital] You just can't walk out of here!
Ace Bonner: You see my feet on the floor, don't you Arlis? Now watch my legs make 'em move.
Nurse Arlis: But you're not well enough.
Ace Bonner: Oh, I'm heaven bound, sweetheart, but not today.
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