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

  • SKU: 33294582
  • Release Date: 09/05/2017
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

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

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Classic Movie

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a great movie but only gave it 3 stars because it is in the wrong ratio aspect instead of 2.35 listed on the dvd cover it is actually 1.85. Was disappointed but still the movie looks good and better than not having it on dvd,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sydney Pollack's acclaimed drama

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    Intense drama exploring the desperation of people during the Depression Era.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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