The Professionals

"Very Good"

The Professionals Review


This classic but largely forgotten Western is pretty risque for its time, offering not only brief nudity but a damsel in distress who may not be as dainty and innocent as she makes herself out to be. Hired to rescue this "kidnapping victim" from the clutches of evil Mexicans (led by Jack Palance!), a gang of four war veterans (including Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin) head to their compound, encountering misadventure along the way. It's a little dated and has a few shot-on-bad-studio-set moments, but on the whole it's an impressive film, even if you don't normally care for Westerns.


The Professionals

Facts and Figures

Run time: 117 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 2nd November 1966

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Fresh: 14 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Bill Dolworth, as Henry 'Rico' Fardan, as Hans Ehrengard, as Jake Sharp, as Jesus Raza, as Mrs. Maria Grant, as Joe Grant, Joe De Santis as Ortega, Rafael Bertrand as Fierro, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos as Eduardo Padilla - Goatkeeper (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyos), Marie Gomez as Chiquita, José Chávez as Revolutionary (as Jose Chavez), Carlos Romero as Revolutionary, as Grant's Banker

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