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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: God almighty, I've known heat before, but this is... I hate the desert. It's got no... pity.
[passes out]


Jake Sharp: We could all do with a rest.
Hans Ehrengard: A shave would be a relief, too.
Jake Sharp: So would a bath.
Bill Dolworth: Might as well throw in a woman. Any size, any age, any color. Any woman.


Jesus Raza: How do you come to this dirty business.
Bill Dolworth: The usual. Money.
Jesus Raza: Everything is as usual. I need guns and bullets, as usual. The war goes badly, as usual. Only you, you are not as usual.


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Facts about

The cast and crew stayed in Las Vegas while working on this project. Actor Woody Strode wrote in his memoirs that he and Lee Marvin pulled several pranks, including shooting an arrow at the famous smiling cowboy neon sign damaging it briefly.
The "French 75" mentioned in the dialog refers to the 75mm field gun artillery piece, Model 1897, issued by France to America's National Guard during World War I and also used by the Mexican army.
Plans for a remake were announced in 2000 but as of 2011 haven't been followed through. Among the people attached were screenwriter Bruce Feirstein and director John Woo.
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