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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Peckinpah ... Himself (archive footage)
Alan Sharp Alan Sharp ... Himself
Katherine Haber ... Herself
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
James R. Silke James R. Silke ... Himself (as Jim Silke)
R.G. Armstrong ... Himself
Bob Peckinpah Bob Peckinpah ... Himself
Jason Robards ... Himself
Monte Hellman ... Himself
Mort Sahl ... Himself
James Coburn ... Himself
Daniel Melnick ... Himself
L.Q. Jones ... Himself
Robert J. Visciglia Sr. Robert J. Visciglia Sr. ... Himself (as Bob Visciglia)
Garth Craven Garth Craven ... Himself
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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. Those who knew and worked with him, including actor James Coburn, actress Ali MacGraw, his associate Katherine Haber, his cousin Bob Peckinpah, and several screenwriters and producers, examine his life in an attempt to separate the man from the persona. Clips from key films reinforce this detailed discussion of Peckinpah's art and a fixation on violence that still permeates Hollywood today. Written by Anonymous

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29 June 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sam Peckinpah: A Retrospective See more »

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1.33 : 1
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A shortened 82 minute version of this documentary, edited to remove some film footage due to copyright laws, is featured on second disc of the Straw Dogs (1971) DVD released in 2003 by the Criterion Collection. See more »

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Features Cross of Iron (1977) See more »

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Sunday Morning Coming Down
Written and Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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Nice overview of the man
7 August 2019 | by jellopukeSee all my reviews

This is a solid look at the man, but tends to gloss over the movies themselves, barely speaking of them at all, with few clips or mentions of their making. Seems like a lost opportunity even though you learn a lot about the demons he was dealing with.


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