The professionals

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Columbia TriStar Home Video,
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Grant (Ralph Bellamy) is a wealthy rancher who hires four mercenaries to retrieve his wife, Maria (Claudia Cardinale), from the clutches of the desperado Raza (Jack Palance) in this Western adventure set in 1917. Dolworth (Burt Lancaster) is a munitions expert who joins gunslinger Fardan (Lee Marvin), horse trainer Hans Ehrengard (Robert Ryan), and longbow master Jake (Woody Strode) when the men are offered 10,000 dollars apiece for the safe return of Grant's kidnapped wife. The cadre travels 100 miles into Mexico to retrieve the woman, whom they later discover wants to remain with Raza, but they decide to nab Maria anyway to make good on the money. Soon Fardan, Hans, and Jake are chased across the border by the enraged Raza and his equally deadly female accomplice Chiquita (Marie Gomez), while Dolworth stays behind to fight off Raza's Mexican banditos. The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Direction (Richard Brooks), Best Screenplay (Brooks again), and Best Cinematography (Conrad L. Hall). ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 91d562aa-102f-e959-4db7-e7b9c4544056
Grouping Title professionals
Grouping Author pax enterprises
Grouping Category movie
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auth_author2 Bellamy, Ralph, 1904-1991., Bertrand, Rafael., Brooks, Richard, 1912-1992., Cardinale, Claudia, 1939-, De Santis, Joe, 1909-, Jarre, Maurice., Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994., Marvin, Lee., O'Rourke, Frank, 1916-, Palance, Jack, 1919-2006., Ryan, Robert, 1913-1973., Strode, Woody.
author2-role Bellamy, Ralph,1904-1991., Bertrand, Rafael., Brooks, Richard,1912-1992., Cardinale, Claudia,1939-, Columbia Pictures., Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm), De Santis, Joe,1909-, Jarre, Maurice., Lancaster, Burt,1913-1994., Marvin, Lee., O'Rourke, Frank,1916-, Palance, Jack,1919-2006., Pax Enterprises., Ryan, Robert,1913-1973., Strode, Woody.
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display_description Soldier of fortune Burt Lancaster leads a rugged team of mercenaries to rescue a beautiful woman who has been kidnapped by Mexican revolutionary Captain Rasa (Jack Palance).
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primary_upc 043396039094
publishDate 1999
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subject_facet DVDs, Feature films, Films for the hearing impaired, Kidnapping -- Texas -- Drama, Mexico -- Drama, Soldiers of fortune -- Mexico -- Drama, Soldiers of fortune -- Texas -- Drama, Texas -- Drama, Western films
title_display The professionals
title_full The professionals [DVD] / a Pax Enterprises production ; a Columbia Pictures release ; written for the screen and directed by Richard Brooks
title_short The professionals
topic_facet DVDs, Drama, Feature films, Kidnapping, Soldiers of fortune, Western films
upc 043396039094