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The Gravy Train (1974)

Two rural West Virginia brothers leave home, rob an armored car and become fugitives.

Director:

Jack Starrett

Writers:

Bill Kerby, Terrence Malick (as David Whitney)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stacy Keach ... Calvin Dion
Frederic Forrest ... Russell (Rut) Dion
Margot Kidder ... Margie
Barry Primus ... Tony
Richard Romanus ... Carlo
Denny Miller ... Rex
Clay Tanner Clay Tanner ... Bather
Robert Phillips ... Gino
Owen Orr ... Cannery Foreman
Jack Starrett ... Gentleman Rancher (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
Francesca Bellini Francesca Bellini ... Receptionist
Al Hansen ... Police Captain
Joe Tornatore ... Sergeant
Mary L. Honaker Mary L. Honaker ... Mother
Don Edwards Don Edwards ... Driver
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Two rural West Virginia brothers leave home, rob an armored car and become fugitives.

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Looting, pilfering, plundering, robbing, and generally having the time of their lives. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dion Brothers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tomorrow Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Scorsese was attached to direct but pulled out to do Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974). See more »

Quotes

Rut: Name a fish plate after me...
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Connections

Spoofed in The Big Sleaze (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Next Time Around
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Meg Karlin (as Marsha Karlin)
Performed by Gregory Prestopino
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Now this is action comedy
8 June 2002 | by znowhite01See all my reviews

Unfortunately this original mix of action and laughs is kept from cinema fans as it sits rotting in the Columbia vaults for all eternity. A shame since this may be Jack Starrett's strongest film and features a witty script by a young Terrence Malick and fully realized performances by its two leads Stacey Keach and Frederic Forrest who turn to a life of crime so they can get the money to open a seafood restaurant. Many standout scenes include interrogation by bathtub and electric razor, and an intense shootout in an abandoned building as it's being torn down by a wrecking ball!


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