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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.

  1. Paul Joyce

    Director

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  1. Sam Peckinpah

    Sam Peckinpah

    Himself

  2. Alan Sharp

    Himself

  3. Kris Kristofferson

    Kris Kristofferson

    Himself

  4. R. G. Armstrong

    R. G. Armstrong

    Himself

  5. Jason Robards

    Jason Robards

    Himself

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Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron

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  • June 29, 1993
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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