GenreAction, Crime, Drama CinematographyLucien Ballard CountryUnited States
Release dateJuly 31, 1976 (1976-07-31) WriterRoss Thomas (novel), Barry Beckerman (screenplay) CastCharles Bronson (Raymond St Ives), John Houseman (Abner Procane), Jacqueline Bisset (Janet Whistler), Maximilian Schell (Dr. John Constable), Harry Guardino (Det. Frank Deal), Harris Yulin (Det. Carl Oller) Similar moviesSalt, Independence Day, Fair Game, Walking Tall, Mask of Death, No Contest
TaglineHe's clean. He's mean. He's the go-between.
St ives 1976 trailer
St. Ives is a 1976 American action film directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Charles Bronson, John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset, and Maximilian Schell.
The movie was the first of nine collaborations between Bronson and director J. Lee Thompson.
Daniel j travanti as johnny parisi with charles bronson in st ives 1976
Abner Procane hires Raymond St. Ives, a crime reporter and ex-policeman, to return five ledgers stolen from his safe.
St. Ives becomes embroiled in the task and the deaths of those involved in the theft. The ledgers are eventually returned minus four pages, and St. Ives is drawn into robbery to try and right the situation.
Charles Bronson as Raymond St. Ives
John Houseman as Abner Procane
Jacqueline Bisset as Janet
Maximilian Schell as Dr. Constable
Harris Yulin as Oller
Dana Elcar as Blunt
Harry Guardino as Deal
Bronson and Thompson
This was the first of many collaborations for Charles Bronson and J. Lee Thompson. After this film, they worked on other action films, including a few that had very dark themes. They include: The White Buffalo, Caboblanco, 10 to Midnight, Murphy's Law, The Evil That Men Do, Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, Messenger of Death and Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects.
According to The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Gangster Film, Ingmar Bergman, visited the set of the film and reported that Charles Bronson was "scandalously underestimated."
The movie is also notable for early film cameos by Jeff Goldblum and Robert Englund. Goldblum was reprising his role of the maniacal street punk he had first adopted in Death Wish (1974).