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Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (2004)

TV-14 | | Documentary | TV Movie 25 July 2004
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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Peckinpah ... Himself (archive footage)
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself - Narrator
Fern Lea Peter Fern Lea Peter ... Herself
Harry Dean Stanton ... Himself
Matthew Peckinpah Matthew Peckinpah ... Himself
Billy Bob Thornton ... Himself
L.Q. Jones ... Himself
Garner Simmons Garner Simmons ... Himself
David Thomson David Thomson ... Himself
David Weddle David Weddle ... Himself
Garth Craven Garth Craven ... Himself
Paul Seydor Paul Seydor ... Himself
Elvis Mitchell ... Himself
Michael Madsen ... Himself
Roger Ebert ... Himself


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. Through a poignant array of film clips and rare interviews, the documentary reveals a tortured artist whose genius and demons changed the Western forever. Interviewees include actor/director Billy Bob Thornton, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Schrader, film critic Roger Ebert, actors who worked with Peckinpah such as Harry Dean Stanton, Stella Stevens, L.Q. Jones and others. The personal side of Peckinpah will feature interviews with family members, sister Fern Lee, son Mathew Peckinpah, plus exclusive home movies and photos. Written by Anonymous

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25 July 2004 (USA) See more »

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Fine Documentary for Western Fans
4 March 2012 | by mike3386See all my reviews

I wanted to say something meaningful, and although usually not want for abundant verbiage, I cannot add much to the four very accurate, candid and totally perceptive reviews already written here.

Kudos to the writers.

The review comments about Michael Madsen's appearance in the Peckinpaugh documentary amused me. I thought I might be the only person who felt this way, and wrote it off to Madsen's appearance in so many totally violent films himself, albeit only one (irrelevant) movie (the remake of "The Getaway") that even remotely involved Peckinpah.

The Peckinpah documentary periodically runs on the Western Channel; set your DVR. . . . . it's, indeed, worth it just to hear Kris Kristofferson's morning after drinking voice.

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