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The Big Bounce Details


Jack Ryan (Ryan O'Neal) is a cucumber picker who is fired after a fight with a Mexican-American (Victor Paul) co-worker. He finds work on a ranch owned by Ray Ritchie (James Daly). Soon his private secretary Nancy (Leigh Taylor-Young) is after Jack. She spends her free time in pursuit of hedonism and reckless pleasure by fornicating on tombstones and breaking hearts as well as windows. Sam Mirakian (Van Heflin) is the motel owner whose lonely resident (Lee Grant) makes a play for Jack. She ends up killing herself and Nancy ends up killing someone else for sheer pleasure. This forgettable and pointless movie -- one critic described it as "a rancid piece of trash" -- is O'Neal's big-screen debut. Some nudity required an "R" rating. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:March 5, 1969


Ryan O'Neal
as Jack Ryan
Leigh Taylor-Young
as Nancy Barker
Van Heflin
as Sam Mirakian
Lee Grant
as Motel Resident
James Daly
as Ray Richie
Robert Webber
as Bob Rogers
Noam Pitlik
as Sam Turner
Charles Cooper
as Senator
Cindy Eilbacher
as Joanne's daughter


Alex March
Elmore Leonard
Book Author
Guy Hemric
Composer (Music Score)
Mike Curb
Composer (Music Score)
William H. Ziegler
Serge Krizman
Production Designer
Serge Krizman
Art Director