Junior Bonner on VHS video. Starring Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino. Directed by Sam Peckinpah. 1972.
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Top rate directing by Sam Peckinpah and delightful performances from Steve McQueen, Robert Preston and Ida Lupino spark this enchanting drama about an ex-rodeo star determined to be in the spotlight one more time.
Junior Bonner, a likeable drifter and regular on the riding circuit comes home to find bulldozers clearing his family land. His father, Ace, wants to start a new ranch in Australia but is short on funds. Junior is broke, as usual, but he knows how to change that — by riding a fierce bull named Sunshine in a coming rodeo. Sunshine has already painfully thrown Junior, who’s now determined to take on the beast again, both to make a new life for his father and to prove to himself that he’s still got what it takes.
A rousing story enlivened by McQueen’s rascally charm and roguish appeal, JUNIOR BONNER will make you want to jump up and shout “Ride ’em cowboy!”
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Straw Dogs on VHS. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna. Directed by Sam Peckinpah. 1971.
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Every man dreads the day he might be forced to defend his wife and his home.
Dustin Hoffman stars as a man who avoids confrontation at all costs, in Sam Peckinpah’s powerful study of violence and survival. When mathematician David Sumner (Hoffman) moves to a small English village with his wife, Amy (Susan George), he finds a lot more than the peace and quiet he wants for his work. Their idyllic life turns into an ordeal, and their relationship is severely strained, as Amy becomes the center of attention among several workmen who begin to test David. When they see he will not stand up to them, their taunts become viscous torment that finally forces David to decide how far he’s willing to go to protect his home, his wife and his dignity.
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Major Dundee on VHS. Starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Senta Berger. With Jim Hutton, James Coburn, Michael Anderson Jr., Slim Pickens. Directed by Sam Peckinpah. 1965.
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Columbia Pictures Western Classics
Charlton Heston and Richard Harris are unwilling allies in director Sam Peckinpah’s spectacular Western adventure.
When Apaches massacre a U.S. cavalry troop in New Mexico, Major Dundee (Heston) assembles an army of cutthroats, renegades and Confederate prisoners led by his hated counterpart, Captain Tyreen (Harris). Dundee and his rebel band pursue the Indians into Mexico, where they battle the French army as well as murderous Apaches. Aiding a ravaged village, the men are honored with a fiesta, and the Major finds solace with beautiful Teresa Santiago (Senta Berger). But this idyll is only temporary. In an unforgettable climax, the two officers put aside their fierce rivalry and lead their troops to confront the French in a bloody showdown.
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