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Bite the Bullet Details

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An excellent cast, featuring Gene Hackman, Ben Johnson, and James Coburn, highlights this entertaining Western that came and went at the box office, barely noticed by audiences. That doesn't stop the exciting story from capturing the viewer's attention as a disparate group of riders assembles to participate in a marathon 700-mile horse race across the American West at the turn of the century. The standard mutual feelings of distrust give way to respect and grudging admiration as each rider is put to the test. Stunning cinematography and locations, plus a gripping pace set by director Richard Brooks, set this Western apart at a time when the genre was in decline. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:June 20, 1975

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Les Fresholtz Best Sound 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Arthur Piantadosi Best Sound 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alex North Best Original Score 1975 Nominee

Cast

Gene Hackman
as Sam Clayton
Candice Bergen
as Miss Jones
James Coburn
as Luke Matthews
Ben Johnson
as Mister
Ian Bannen
as Norfolk
Jan-Michael Vincent
as Carbo
Mario Arteaga
as Mexican
Robert Donner
as Reporter
Paul Stewart
as J.B. Parker
Jean Willes
as Rosie
John McLiam
as Gebhardt
Dabney Coleman
as Jack Parker
Sally Kirkland
as Honey
Billy Burton
Buddy Van Horn
Sally Kirkland
as Honey

Crew

Richard Brooks
Director
Richard Brooks
Producer
Richard Brooks
Screenwriter
Harry Stradling, Jr.
Cinematographer
Alex North
Composer (Music Score)
George Grenville
Editor
Rita Riggs
Costume Designer
Les Fresholtz
Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Piantadosi
Sound/Sound Designer
Chuck Gasper
Special Effects
Tom Shaw
First Assistant Director
Kay Rose
Sound Editor
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