The Professionals

The Professionals

By Richard Brooks

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1966-11-02
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Director: Richard Brooks
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin headline the top-notch, rip-roaring Western action/adventure, "The Professionals." Four soldiers of fortune are hired by a wealthy Texan oil baron (Ralph Bellamy) to rescue his kidnapped wife (Claudia Cardinale), who's been spirited actress the Mexican Border by a band of mercenaries led by Jesus Raza (Jack Palance). The four rugged professionals, each regarded as a specialist in his selected field - an expert marksman and tracker (Woody Strode), the explosives master(Lancaster), horse handler (Robert Ryan) and one skilled in tactics and weaponry (Marvin) - make their way across the treacherous landscape to retrieve the beautiful kidnappee, but discover all is not what it seems in the explosive climax. Excellent performances from an all-star cast, Maurice Jarre's haunting musical score and surprising plot twists make "The Professionals (1966)" a true classic. "The Professionals (1966)" garnered three Academy Award(r) nominations; two for Richard Brooks (Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay) and another for the esteemed Conrad Hall (Best Cinematography). The filmmakers received the same nominations the following year for the true crime classic, In Cold Blood.




  • the professionals

    By tallbearman
    clearly one of the greatest westerns ,not only great acting and premise,the script is awesome and compelling ,my favorite
  • The Professionals

    By onyxroze
    One of the greatest westerns ever made.It's too bad they don't make westerns as this one any more.