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Steve McQueen and director Sam Peckinpah reteam after their rodeo drama "Junior Bonner" for this film adaptation of the Jim Thompson novel from a screenplay by Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 Hrs.). McQueen plays master thief Doc McCoy who along with real-life wife Ali MacGraw find themselves double-crossed and chased to the Mexican border after pulling off a successful bank robbery.
This 1972 hit revitalized the careers of McQueen and Peckinpah back to the forefront of bankability. What makes the film great are the locations filmed around Texas (BEST STATE EVER!!!) with locations ranging from the opening inside Huntsville State Prison to the climax at the El Paso border. There is nothing bad to say about this movie so far.
The action is executed, the editing and cinematography is stylish and the eccentric performance by main baddie Al Lettieri is amazing. However, there are a few cons mostly due to Quincy Jones' above-average soundtrack. And it deserves a far better composer along the lines of Peckinpah collaborator Jerry Fielding or possibly Ennio Morricone.
However, it is an entertaining heist/chase movie directed in a conventional, but true honest way that only Peckinpah can do.
One of the BEST action flicks ever. Great story line and the acting was over the top. Very tense and upbeat from the beginning. Steve and Ali were made for this film. The whole cast was terrific. Hollywood can't seem to do this much anymore............
Great Picture and sound. With the Blu-Ray DVD transfer its great watching it in HD. I the plot and acting are solid, but I really think having seen the regular dvd vs. the Blu-Ray there is no comparison. If you like the story you will love the Blu Ray version
I bought this copy for my friend, who is a Sam Peckinpah fan
But, I love this movie, have seen it several times. Steve McQueen was good at anyting he did in the movies.
I was in love with Ali Mcgraw and this was Steve Mcqueen at his finist. I loved this the original.I bought this for my collection. It arrived as promised and I am enjoying it.