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Genre  Comedy, Drama
Initial DVD release  June 14, 2005
Language  English
6.9/10 IMDb

Director  Mark Rydell
Narrated by  Burgess Meredith
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Country  United States
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Writer  Harriet Frank, Jr., Irving Ravetch
Release date  December 25, 1969 (1969-12-25)
Based on  The Reivers, a Reminiscence 1962 novel  by William Faulkner
Cast  Steve McQueen (Boon Hogganbeck), Sharon Farrell (Corrie), Michael Constantine (Mr. Binford), Ruth White (Miss Reba), Clifton James (Butch Lovemaiden), Mitch Vogel (Lucius)
Similar movies  O Brother, Where Art Thou?, A Time to Kill, Maverick, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Mississippi Burning, Life
Tagline  Boon is a reiver (that's a cheat, a liar, a brawler and womaniser) and he had just four days to teach young Lucius the facts of life (like cheating, lying, brawling and womanizing).

The Reivers (also known as The Yellow Winton Flyer in the UK) is a 1969 Technicolor film in Panavision starring Steve McQueen and directed by Mark Rydell based on the William Faulkner novel of the same name. The supporting cast includes Sharon Farrell, Rupert Crosse, Mitch Vogel, and Burgess Meredith as the narrator.

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Plot

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Set in 1905, the film follows the exploits of the likable but raffish Boon Hoggenbeck (Steve McQueen), who takes an interest in a new car, a new 1905 Winton Flyer that is the property of a man named Boss (Will Geer), the patriarch of the McCaslin family, who live in the Mississippi area where Boon lives. When the taking of the car first by Boon and then by Ned (Rupert Crosse) (they show themselves to be reivers, or thieves, in the film's start, hence the title) leads to a public brawl, the local magistrate lets them off by a bond that Boss pays on the condition both men stay out of trouble and far away from the car while he is away with family to attend a funeral. That is soon changed by Boon, who takes the car again to go up to Memphis to see his woman Corrie (Sharon Farrell) and talks his young friend Lucius (Mitch Vogel) into going for the ride. Ned stows away as well, but Boon grudgingly allows him to come. Other characters include a horse that loves sardines and races for them, a friendly bordello madam and her amiable employees, and a man with a horse who lives near an impassable sinkhole full of mud for which he charges expensive rates to get both carts and cars through.

Cast

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  • Steve McQueen as Boon Hogganbeck
  • Sharon Farrell as Corrie
  • Mitch Vogel as Lucius
  • Rupert Crosse as Ned
  • Burgess Meredith as Narrator
  • Ruth White as Miss Reba
  • Michael Constantine as Mr. Binford
  • Clifton James as Butch Lovemaiden
  • Juano Hernandez as Uncle Possum
  • Lonny Chapman as Maury
  • Will Geer as Boss (Lucius' grandfather)
  • Allyn Ann McLerie as Alison
  • Lindy Davis as Otis
  • Diane Shalet as Hannah
  • Pat Randall as May Ellen
  • Diane Ladd as Phoebe
  • Ellen Geer as Sally
  • Dub Taylor as Dr. Peabody
  • Awards

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    1970 Oscar Nominations:

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  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Rupert Crosse ("Ned McCaslin")
  • Music (Original Score – for a motion picture [not a musical]) – John Williams
  • DVD

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    The Reivers was released to DVD by Paramount Home Video on June 14, 2005 as a Region 1 widescreen DVD.


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    References

    The Reivers (film) Wikipedia
    The Reivers (film) IMDbThe Reivers (film) Roger EbertThe Reivers (film) themoviedb.org


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