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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? [DVD] [1969]

Release Date:09/05/2017

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentary by actress Jane Fonda, producer Irwin Winkler, producer Martin Baum, actress Bonnie Bedelia, actor Michael Sarrazin, actor Red Buttons, and hair stylist Sydney Guilaroff
    • Audio commentary by director Sydney Pollack
    • Making-of featurette
    • Original theatrical trailer


    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
    A total of nine Academy Award nominations went to this wildly acclaimed, allegorical drama set amongst the contestants in a marathon dance contest during the Great Depression. Gig Young stars as Rocky, the obnoxious emcee for a dance marathon that offers prize money of $1,500, a small fortune during hard economic times that brings out the worst in several participants. Among them are Gloria Beatty (Jane Fonda), a malcontent who's partnered with a drifter, Robert Syverton (Michael Sarrazin); a pregnant farm girl (Bonnie Bedelia) and her husband (Bruce Dern); a sailor (Red Buttons); and an aspiring actress (Susannah York). As the marathon winds into a staggering second month, suspicion, doubt and insecurity rages among the competitors and even the decaying and increasingly manipulative Rocky, leading to a shocking crime. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jane Fonda
      Jane Fonda - Gloria
    • Michael Sarrazin
      Michael Sarrazin - Robert
    • Susannah York
      Susannah York - Alice
    • Gig Young
      Gig Young - Rocky
    • Red Buttons
      Red Buttons - Sailor

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