The Professionals (1966)

The Professionals
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Mild violences, Coarse Language, Sexual References and Nudity

Director: Richard Brooks
Actors: Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Ralph Bellamy, Robert Ryan, Vaughn Taylor, Woody Strode, Joe De Santis, Rafael Bertrand, Jorge Martinez De Hoyos, Marie Gomez, Jose Chavez, Carlos Romero

Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin headline the top notch rip roaring Western action/adventure THE PROFESSIONALS. Four soldiers of fortune are hired by a wealthy Texan oil baron (Ralph Bellamy) to rescue his kidnapped wife (Claudia Cardinale) who's been spirited actress the Mexican Border by a band of mercenaries led by Jesus Raza (Jack Palance). The four rugged professionals each regarded as a specialist in his selected field an expert marksman and tracker (Woody Strode) the explosives master(Lancaster) horse handler (Robert Ryan) and one skilled in tactics and weaponry (Marvin) make their way across the treacherous landscape to retrieve the beautiful kidnapped but discover all is not what it seems in the explosive climax.

Status: Normal
Run time: 113mins
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Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Member Reviews (3)

Great Western and with the high calibre of actors, who wouldn't enjoy it.
Posted Saturday, 9 May 2009 See my other reviews
As good today as the day it was made - 1966. Set in the period of the Mexican Revolution which is a little later than most "westerns" the film is nevertheless a fine example of the genre and a great example of filmaking at its best. with every aspect excellently attended to. The sets, spectacular scenery, actors and music are outstanding, the story well plotted and there is a nice twist at the end. For me this ranks with the very best of westerns. Entertainment plus. Four and a half stars.
Posted Tuesday, 12 June 2007 See my other reviews
Ian G.
Good movie - they made good westerns in the years gone by.
Posted Wednesday, 9 May 2007 See my other reviews
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