The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1966 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
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Steve McQueen received his only Academy Award nomination for his performance in this epic-scale war drama, based on the novel by Richard McKenna. In 1926, as China teeters on the edge of political revolution in the midst of a civil war, the USS San Pablo, is ordered to patrol the Yangtze River to represent and protect American interests. While the San Pablo may be an American ship, much of the labor is actually performed by Chinese locals willing to work for American money, while stern but
Jan 1, 1966 Wide
May 15, 2001
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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Steve McQueen gives a dominant performance in Robert Wise's ambitious but flawed period drama, which offers interesting parallels to the US involvment in Vietnam.
The drama wavers between being compelling and reaching too far for greater historical significance, that it loses its bearings.
Underrated Robert Wise classic starring McQueen in his finest acting role.
A fine old-school picture...elevated further by its progressive themes. [Blu-Ray]
Steve McQueen is great, and Candace Bergen is breathtakingly beautiful.
Steve McQueen Rocks!!!!!!!!!
Overlong, moderately entertaining "epic"
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