The Professionals is a 1966 American Western film directed by Richard Brooks. A kidnap-rescue adventure set in about 1917, it features a small group of experts heading into Mexico to free the Mexican-born wife of a wealthy Texan from several hundred bandits. The film is based on the novel A Mule for the Marquesa by Frank O'Rourke.

  1. Richard Brooks

    Director, Writer

  2. Frank O'Rourke


Top Billed Cast

  1. Burt Lancaster

    Burt Lancaster

    Bill Dolworth

  2. Lee Marvin

    Lee Marvin

    Henry 'Rico' Fardan

  3. Robert Ryan

    Robert Ryan

    Hans Ehrengard

  4. Woody Strode

    Woody Strode

    Jake Sharp

  5. Jack Palance

    Jack Palance

    Jesus Raza

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The Professionals
The Professionals



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 1, 1966


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

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