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The Reivers
ID:
1969
Comments:
Director: Mark Rydell
Screenplay: William Faulkner, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.
Producer: Robert E. Relyea, Rick Rosenberg, Irving Ravetch
Cast: Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Ruth White (II), Michael Constantine, Clifton James
Genre: Comedy, Classics

Running Time: 107
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC )
Sound: 4-Track Stereo
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Studio:  Paramount DVD Region:  1
DVD Release:  Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
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Reviews:  Based on a William Faulkner novel, this is a spirited comedy-drama starring Steve McQueen in a rare character part as Boon Hoggenbeck, a ne'er-do-well, turn-of-the-century Mississippi farm hand and cousin of 11-year-old naif Lucius McCaslin. The arrival of a handsome new automobile purchased by Lucius' grandfather, Boss McCaslin, causes an uproar when Boon and another cousin, Ned McCaslin, who is half African American, vie to drive the vehicle around town. Boss's departure by train for a funeral gives Boon, Ned, and Lucius an opportunity to drive in style to Memphis, where young McCaslin's eyes are opened to a larger world of hard-core racism, prostitution, corruption, and the tyranny of the powerful over the vulnerable. In short order, Lucius finds his innate decency and integrity lessen the sting of disillusionment and helplessness.
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