The Big Knife

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Movie star Charlie Castle (Jack Palance) draws the ire of Hollywood producer Stanley Hoff (Rod Steiger) when he refuses to sign a new seven-year contract. Castle is sick of the low quality of the studio's films and wants to start a new life. While his estranged wife (Ida Lupino) supports him in the decision, Castle's talent agent (Everett Sloane) urges him to reconsider. When Castle continues to be uncooperative, Hoff resorts to blackmail in order to get his way.

Cast & Crew

Jack Palance
Charles Castle
Ida Lupino
Marion Castle
Rod Steiger
Stanley Shriner Hoff
Jean Hagen
Connie Bliss
Ilka Chase
Patty Benedict
Everett Sloane
Nat Danziger
Wesley Addy
Horatio "Hank" Teagle
Paul Langton
Buddy Bliss
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Critic Reviews for The Big Knife

All Critics (8) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for The Big Knife

  • Sep 05, 2010
    A pretty good Hollywood story movie, but I saw it on TV and didn't get to watch the whole thing, so I can't say much about it. I would like to see the end.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2008
    Good film about Hollywood with great performances and script. This would get another star if they cut about 15 minutes toward the end. Everyone is good in it but Palance gives the best performance of his career,and Steiger is fucking amazing as a L.B. Mayer type studio head. Good film.Watch it!
    cody f Super Reviewer

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