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Sunday in the Country (1974)

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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John Trent

Writers:

Robert Maxwell (screenplay by), John Trent (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernest Borgnine ... Adam Smith
Michael J. Pollard ... Leroy
Hollis McLaren ... Lucy
Louis Zorich ... Dinelli
Cec Linder ... Ackerman
Vladimír Valenta Vladimír Valenta ... Luke
Al Waxman ... Sergeant
Tim Henry ... Eddie
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Conway
Ralph Endersby Ralph Endersby ... Timmy Peterson
Susan Petrie Susan Petrie ... Jennifer Logan (as Sue Petrie)
Ratch Wallace Ratch Wallace ... Policeman
Mark Walker ... Highway Patrol
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Highway Patrol
Eric Clavering Eric Clavering ... Station Master
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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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Adam Smith thinks the law is too kind to killers. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood for Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Bolton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Forty Acres of Sorrow
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Sleazy and intense revenge thriller.
22 August 2008 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

After robbing a local bank and killing an innocent couple three dangerous thugs with Michael J.Pollard as the leading psychopath seek a hiding place at a secluded farm.Unfortunately for them a devoted,hard working farmer played by Ernest Borgnine defies the criminals holding them at gunpoint and leading to a tense and emotionally charged stand-off..."Venegance is Mine" is another great Canadian rural revenge thriller in the tradition of "Death Weekend","Rituals","Sudden Fury","Trapped","Shoot","The Clown Murders" and "Deadly Harvest".The scenes of violence are uncompromising,the cast is solid and the ominous country score provides eerie mood.Such outbursts of violence as Lucy's assault or the two innocent bystanders getting gunned down by the hoodlums have a raw and sudden brutality.The film is obviously influenced by "Straw Dogs",but it works on its own.8 out of 10.


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