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Status: Released

Runtime: 117

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Languages: en, es

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  •  PG-13

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  • Die gefürchteten Vier
  • Los profesionales
Content Score: 100

6.1/10 (18 votes)


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.


Rough, tough and ready.


Director: Richard Brooks
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Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster
as Bill Dolworth

Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin
as Henry 'Rico' Fardan

Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan
as Hans Ehrengard

Woody Strode

Woody Strode
as Jake Sharp

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A review by John Chard

4 soldiers of fortune, one kidnapped wife, one explosive mission.

The Professionals comes out of Columbia Pictures and it is based around the novel "A Mule for the Marquesa" written by Frank O'Rourke. Written and directed by Richard Brooks it stars Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance and Claudia Cardinale. A Panavision and Technicolor presentation it features cinematography by Conrad L. Hall and Maurice Jarre scores the music.

One of the stand out Oaters from the 1960s that is often forgotten in light of what was to come from Sam Peckinpah three years late... read the rest.