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A Chicago mob collector (Lee Marvin) calls on a Kansas cattleman (Gene Hackman) who also deals in prostitutes and drugs.

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  • Jun 03, 2014
    Violent both in action and intention. Exposing some of the seamy underbelly of the seemingly docile Midwest. Fantastic acting by Marvin, Hackman and a very young Sissy Spacek. The beginning is not for the squeamish.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2010
    A Chicago mob enforcer Nick Devlin played in grand performance by Lee Marvin who is as always a charismatic and compulsively watchable screen presence, is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with depraved cattle rancher named "Mary Ann" who owes the Chicago mob $500,000, he is played by Gene Hackman who proves once again that he is master in playing larger-than-life-villains. Mary Ann is a serious kind of sadistic monster who not only grinds his enemies into sausages, but sells teenage naked girls drugged into passivity as sex slaves. One of the young girls is played by Sissy Spacek in her film debut, she is rescued by Devlin which enrages Mary Ann who is now out to kill Devlin. Excellent tongue-in-cheek crime melodrama, well-cast with a effective supporting performance by Gregory Walcott as a sadist named Weenie. Fine direction by Michael Ritchie and beautiful cinematography by Gene Polite. This movie rocks a great period the 70s, and pulls no punches in all the right places. A prime delight. Highly Recommended.
    Danny R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2009
    Sissy Spacek made her film debut in this sleazy but energetic crime thriller about big-times gangsters and the slaughterhouse they use to convert their enemies into sausage is a highly entertaining gangster film with co-stars Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman. Michael Ritchie takes iconic actors like Marvin and Hackman, who only have to be visible to make an effect. He puts in lots of destruction of property, and neo-Nazi blond bad boys falling by the score. There's shotguns and submachine guns and carnivorous farm equipment and 18-wheel trucks and all sorts of unlikely weapons. And the usual movie dichotomy of country good, city bad is stood on its head, with agriculture fairs and cornfields and sunflower fields as dangerous to life and limb as you could hope for (paging Alfred Hitchcock!). And young Spacek looked so beautiful and hot in her nudity scenes. Whooo!
    Dean M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2007
    This movie made me kinda sick. Nothing like women being sold like meat to make you feel all good inside.
    Curtis L Super Reviewer

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