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Scarecrow (1973)

R | | Drama | 11 April 1973 (USA)
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Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together.

Director:

Jerry Schatzberg
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Hackman ... Max
Al Pacino ... Lion
Dorothy Tristan ... Coley
Ann Wedgeworth ... Frenchy
Richard Lynch ... Riley
Eileen Brennan ... Darlene
Penelope Allen ... Annie (as Penny Allen)
Richard Hackman Richard Hackman ... Mickey
Al Cingolani Al Cingolani ... Skipper
Rutanya Alda ... Woman in camper
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Storyline

Max is an ex-con who's been saving money to open a car wash in Pittsburgh. Lionel is a sailor who's returning home to the midwest to see the child born while he was at sea. They form an unlikely pair as the brawling Max learns a little how Lionel copes with the world: Lionel believes that the scarecrow doesn't scare birds, but instead amuses them - birds find scare-crows funny. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Scarecrow is Shattering! See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Gene Hackman was asked in a rare interview about his favorite movie of all the ones he did , He said its really hard to pick its just like picking one of your children , However he said " ...there was a movie i did years ago , didnt get much press , it was called Scarecrow." See more »

Quotes

Lion: It's going to be ladies night every Monday night of the week!
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Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
(uncredited)
Written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, and Jerry Wexler
Performed by Aretha Franklin
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Great acting
12 January 2003 | by perfectbondSee all my reviews

The highlights of this movie are the expected standout performances by a young Al Pacino and a young, well younger, Gene Hackman. Their range of facial expressions and absoulutely convincing characterizations are a joy to behold. Also since Hollywood usually deals in glamour, it's a nice change to see characters with more modest aspirations. A very good road movie, a genre I usually don't gravitate to, 7/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$595,076
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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