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Sam Peckinpah
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Date of Birth: Feb 21, 1925

Country: USA

Biography: While often remembered for the violent aspects of some of his films, Sam Peckinpah's works should also be appreciated as highly complex and brilliantly directed morality plays. While his shootouts and battle scenes may have been groundbreaking, his knack for developing characters and telling intricate stories was equally remarkable. (http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/1912/)

Total Titles at Criticker: 25 - You've Seen 0

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Straw Dogs (2011)
In Rod Lurie's remake of the controversial 1971 Sam Peckinpah drama, screenwriter David Sumner (James Marsden) relocates with his wife, Amy (Kate Bosworth), to her Mississippi hometown. But as detachment strains their marriage, bigger threats loom in their small town. To Amy's chagrin, David attempts to befriend the locals, including Amy's ex-boyfriend, Charlie (Alexander Skarsgård). But resentments re-emerge and tensions rise to an explosive end.
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Sam Peckinpah
Spattered with blood and controversy, Sam Peckinpah's Westerns revolutionized their genre. SAM PECKINPAH'S WEST: LEGACY OF A HOLLYWOOD RENEGADE goes in search of the man behind these legendary films. (imdb)
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Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (1993)
This straight-talking program seeks to understand the enigmatic and controversial Sam Peckinpah, whose violent films such as The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs had a telling effect on the cinema of the 1970s and 80s. (imdb)
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The Osterman Weekend (1983)
The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel (imdb)
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Jinxed! (1982)
Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with him. Bonita and Willie meet and fall for each other and plot to do away with Harold and collect on his life insurance. (imdb)
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The Visitor (1979)
The soul of a young girl with telekinetic powers becomes the prize in a fight between forces of God and the Devil. (imdb)
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China 9 Liberty 37 (1978)
Condemned gunman Clayton is given a last minute reprieve on condition he murders rancher Matthew for a railway company. Visiting Matthew's ranch, Clayton is unable to bring himself to kill Matthew and leaves, but Matthew's wife, Catherine, believing she has killed Matthew during an argument joins Clayton. Matthew, still alive, and mad as hell joins Clayton's equally angered employers to hunt down the pair. (imdb)
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Convoy (1978)
Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall (imdb)
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Cross of Iron (1977)
The film opens with a squad of seasoned German soldiers, led by a disillusioned but skilled sergeant... (imdb)
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The Killer Elite (1975)
Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to protect someone, goes down in flames. He is nearly crippled, but with braces is able to again become mobile. For revenge as much as anything else, Mike goes after his ex-friend. (imdb)
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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
A family scandal causes a wealthy and powerful Mexican rancher to make the pronouncement -- Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia! (imdb)
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (imdb)
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Junior Bonner (1972)
Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts. (imdb)
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The Getaway (1972)
Doc McCoy has been granted parole. The catch is that Sheriff Beynon expects a small favor from McCoy for his generosity: robbing another bank... (imdb)
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Straw Dogs (1971)
A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment (imdb)
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The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage (imdb)
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The Wild Bunch (1969)
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them (imdb)
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Villa Rides (1968)
Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico. (imdb)
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Noon Wine (1966)
Noon Wine (1966) - TV Episode
On a hot day in Texas in the the 1890s, a stranger shows up at the small dairy farm of Royal and Ellie Thompson. He asks for work and is hired. He's a taciturn, English-speaking Swede from North Dakota; he's competent, strong, and good at farming and dairying. The years pass, the farm flourishes. Then one day a second stranger, also from North Dakota, Homer Hatch, arrives and lives are changed in ways no-one could have imagined.
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Major Dundee (1965)
During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas. (imdb)
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The Glory Guys (1965)
The Glory Guys follows the lives and loves of a group of young cavalry men, from their initial recruitment and training, to eventually being lead towards their tragic fate by a sadistic, war mongering General. Ordered to decimate anything that stand in the way of his brutal crusade, his troops are soon drawn into a bloody, relentless battle and a breathtaking climax.
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Ride the High Country (1962)
An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him. (imdb)
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The Deadly Companions (1961)
Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory. (imdb)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
A small town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by alien duplicates. (imdb)
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Dial Red O (1955)
The first of the five films where Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant in the L.A Sheriff's department, Dial Red "O" (the correct title with the number 0 (zero), as on a telephone dial, shown in ") opens with war-torn veteran Ralph Wyatt getting word that his wife is divorcing him, and he flees the psychiatric ward of the veteran's hospital, wanting to talk to her. His escape touches off an all-out manhunt, led by Lieutenant Andy Flynn of the sheriff's department. (imdb)
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