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The Gravy Train (1974)

Two rural West Virginia brothers leave home, rob an armored car and become fugitives.

Director:

Jack Starrett

Writers:

Bill Kerby, Terrence Malick (as David Whitney)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stacy Keach ... Calvin Dion
Frederic Forrest ... Russell (Rut) Dion
Margot Kidder ... Margie
Barry Primus ... Tony
Richard Romanus ... Carlo
Denny Miller ... Rex
Clay Tanner Clay Tanner ... Bather
Robert Phillips ... Gino
Owen Orr ... Cannery Foreman
Jack Starrett ... Gentleman Rancher (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
Francesca Bellini Francesca Bellini ... Receptionist
Al Hansen ... Police Captain
Joe Tornatore ... Sergeant
Mary L. Honaker Mary L. Honaker ... Mother
Don Edwards Don Edwards ... Driver
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Two rural West Virginia brothers leave home, rob an armored car and become fugitives.

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Looting, pilfering, plundering, robbing, and generally having the time of their lives. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Martin Scorsese was attached to direct but pulled out to do Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974). See more »

Quotes

Bather: I wanna put my pants on, I have to meet my mom!
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Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma V: 70s Action Attack! (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

The Next Time Around
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Meg Karlin (as Marsha Karlin)
Performed by Gregory Prestopino
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Chatting With Stacy Keach, re: The Dion Bros.
6 February 2006 | by seagreendwSee all my reviews

I managed to record THE DION BROTHERS, off broadcast TV, (with the commercials), back in the early 80s. I've loaned it to many friends, all of whom agree it's one of the best B "bandit" movies ever made. One day, while walking to my NYC apartment, I saw Stacy Keach shooting a scene for his TV series, Mickey Spilane. We had a moment to chat, and I told him how much I enjoyed THE DION BROS, and considered it a pure classic. He thanked me, and said it was one of the best, and most memorable film experiences of his career. He was very friendly, and sincere, and I was grateful for the few moments he took to chat with a fan. This is one classic that needs to be on DVD.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dion Brothers See more »

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Production Co:

Tomorrow Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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