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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
7.6 Rating
(113 ratings)
7.9 IMDB rating

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Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Gloria
Gig Young

Gig Young

Rocky
Red Buttons

Red Buttons

Sailor
Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern

James


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James Poe

James Poe

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A very good movie

1 year, 10 months ago at Mar 7 8:53
Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out and the fact that I always enjoyed Sydney Pollack's work made made me even more eager. Actually, it had been a while since I saw one of his movies but this one really blew me away and it is definitely one of his best efforts. I mean, I knew beforehand that it was dealing with a dance marathon but I thought those ... read more
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Description: The Depression and the Thirties. Most Americans were hungry; careers were broken; people were at a loss to understand what had happened. Most of them had been brought up to believe that if you worked hard and well, and otherwise behaved yourself, good fortune would be your fate. Yet during the Depression, failure, want, and defeat vis ... (more)
Release date: 13 August 1970
UPC: 013131092493
Drama (9), Dance Marathon (6), 1969 (5), Based On Novel (5), 1960s (5), Dance (4), Dancing (4), Suicide (3), Influenza (3), (3), Contestant (3), Actress (3), Dance Contest (3), Contest (3), Great Depression (3), Hollywood (3), Mercy Killing (3), Marathon (3), Depression (3), Competition (3)
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A very good movie

“Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out and the fact that I always enjoyed Sydney Pollack's work made made me even more eager. Actually, it had been a while since I saw one of his movies but this one really blew me away and it is definitely one of his best efforts. I mean, I knew beforehand that it was dealing with a dance marathon but I thought those events lasted about 2 or 3 days but, in fact, apparently, those marathons lasted weeks, even months! As a result, you see the contestants undergoing some kind of physical and mental meltdown and it was seriously quite distressing to watch this amount of human dispair. Furthermore, even though the ending was a little bit predictable, I thought they would find a way to revert the course of those eve” read more

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"2.3. Elokuva kertoo siitä, miten pelottavia asioita ihmiset ovat valmiita tekemään rahan edestä, ja miten sadistisilla keinoilla jotkut voivat tienata. Se ei kuitenkaan poista sitä tosiasiaa, että maratontanssi on lajina yhtä mielenkiintoista seurattavaa kuin kengänkiillotus. Bruce Dern on tottakai jees. Yowza! Yowza! Yowza! -huudot ovat muuten yksi ärsyttävimmistä hokemista koko elokuvan historiassa."


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