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Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (1993)

This straight-talking program seeks to understand the enigmatic and controversial Sam Peckinpah, whose violent films such as The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs had a telling effect on the cinema... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Peckinpah ... Himself (archive footage)
Alan Sharp Alan Sharp ... Himself
Katherine Haber ... Herself
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
James R. Silke James R. Silke ... Himself (as Jim Silke)
R.G. Armstrong ... Himself
Bob Peckinpah Bob Peckinpah ... Himself
Jason Robards ... Himself
Monte Hellman ... Himself
Mort Sahl ... Himself
James Coburn ... Himself
Daniel Melnick ... Himself
L.Q. Jones ... Himself
Robert J. Visciglia Sr. Robert J. Visciglia Sr. ... Himself (as Bob Visciglia)
Garth Craven Garth Craven ... Himself
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This straight-talking program seeks to understand the enigmatic and controversial Sam Peckinpah, whose violent films such as The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs had a telling effect on the cinema of the 1970s and 80s. Those who knew and worked with him, including actor James Coburn, actress Ali MacGraw, his associate Katherine Haber, his cousin Bob Peckinpah, and several screenwriters and producers, examine his life in an attempt to separate the man from the persona. Clips from key films reinforce this detailed discussion of Peckinpah's art and a fixation on violence that still permeates Hollywood today. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sam Peckinpah: A Retrospective See more »

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(director's cut)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

An extended version of this documentary, featuring more than ten hours of additional interview footage, is featured on the second disc of the Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) limited edition Blu-ray released in 2017 by Arrow Video. See more »

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Features Straw Dogs (1971) See more »

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