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The Professionals (1966) was a Action - Western Film directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Richard Brooks.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyConrad HallNominated
Best DirectorRichard BrooksNominated
Best WritingRichard BrooksNominated
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Richard Brooks' The Professionals

By Rick29 on Nov 7, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Lee Marvin as the group's leader. It was a commercial and critical success. It earned three Academy Award nominations. It starred two of the biggest stars of the 1960s. And yet, The Professionals (1966) rarely gets the attention it deserves these days. When it was shown on TCM last June, it got a l... Read full article


The Professionals (1966)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 21, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Who wouldn’t be enticed by a film entitled The Professionals? It feels a little like an amalgamation of The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, with a ?little sprinkling of Mission Impossible, and dare I say The Wild Bunch? We have a band of four big time pros who are brought together to rescu... Read full article


The Professionals (1966)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 21, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Who wouldn’t be enticed by a film entitled The Professionals? It feels a little like an amalgamation of The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, with a ?little sprinkling of Mission Impossible, and dare I say The Wild Bunch? We have a band of four big-time pros who are brought together to rescu... Read full article


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Quotes from

Hans Ehrengard: Dynamite in the hands of a fool means death.
Bill Dolworth: In this case, it could mean life. Ours. If we're lucky enough to get back to this rat trap, it might be touch and go. All you gotta do is light this fuse. You got ten seconds to run like hell. Then dynamite, not faith, will move that mountain into this pass. Peace, brother.


Bill Dolworth: Men on that train are Colorados. Expert marksmen. Also expert at torture. Couple o' years ago they burned and looted a town of three thousand people. When they finished, forty were left. Fardan's wife was one o' the lucky forty. "Why're you a revolutionary?" they asked her. "To rid the world of scum like you," she said. They stripped her naked, ran 'er through the cactus 'til her flesh was - The other thirty-nine rebels watched her die, and - did nothing. Just watched.


Bill Dolworth: That's a lot of woman there. Beautiful, classy, and guts. Hard enough to kill ya and soft enough to change ya.


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Facts about

After Burt Lancaster ambushes Jack Palance's men and shoots Jack Palance. Palance shouts out for "Francisco". The following shot of a dead Francisco also shows a horse having a bowel movement in the background.
Lee Marvin was drunk throughout a lot of the filming, and was in fact so drunk during a scene atop a giant rock that assistant director Tom Shaw intervened out of fear that Burt Lancaster would "take Lee Marvin by the ass and throw him off that mountain".
The shooting was plagued by many complications including rain, snow, sleet, the blazing sun, intense desert heat and even a flash flood.
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