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Bite the Bullet
Bite the Bullet
Actors: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen
Director: Richard Brooks
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
PG     2002     2hr 12min

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Actors: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen
Director: Richard Brooks
Creators: Harry Stradling Jr., Richard Brooks, George Grenville
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 04/02/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1975
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1975
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 2hr 12min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 12/16/2015...
Really fun movie with a super talented cast including Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson, and Jan Michael Vincent. They totally make this movie work! Turn of the century (1900) is the time period and it is very interesting including mention of "Teddy" Roosevelt and others of that era. I can totally imagine my great grand parents living in the time period and how wild the west was then. Fun, fun, fun!!
Hazel S. from CARRIERE, MS
Reviewed on 10/26/2010...
This is so funny! We really liked it!

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Buyer Beware
R. Whitney | 01/21/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The "Format" information in the "Product Details" section for "Bite the Bullet" says that a widescreen presentation is included on the DVD. However, the back of the DVD cover insert only indicates a "Full Screen" (i.e. "Pan & Scan") presentation."
A Race Of Personal Best
MF Regan | Ontario, Canada | 11/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

I watched this film the other night- I hadn't seen it since I was a teenager. I loved it.

It's a western that's much more than that. While it's premise is about a horse race- it's really about life's race; about games that seem bought and paid for, age vs youth, friendships and whether we let things come between them, and about why people run the race and how one man's reaction to it can influence others to change the dynamic(in a good way).

Hackman and Coburn make a good combination in this as former Rough Riders. Jan Michael Vincent had a role where he really had to shine and I think he gave the performance of his career, here. Ben Johnson breaks your heart in what is one of the most real roles he has ever offered (and probably a real testament to how the real cowboy lived). Candice Bergman is terrific, too.

This story handles a full range of issues (racial, sexual and animal rights) in a fair and real sense. Some have remarked about some of the cruelty depicted here, and the point Richard Brooks was making (I think) is, there are some real swine in this world. They view anything- be it animal or their fellow human beings, merely as a means to an end. They're either too stupid or too insensitive to know how dark they are. It's also an example of how we set examples for one another. If you allow stupid to do as stupid does- stupid will!

I won't spoil the ending- let's just say that it makes a point about what's really important, in a very effective, emotion filled way. I think you leave this film not only satisfied- but feeling uplifted.

My personal favorite of Richard Brooks and time extrememly well spent."
An excellent alternative to the typical western fare
Robert W. Gailey | Waipio, Oahu, Hawaii | 12/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If nothing else, this movie has a great cast and a very interesting storyline. It begins in the first few years of the 20th century somewhere in the West. A 700 mile race is promoted by a newspaper that sets rider and horse against each other and the elements. It also pits the wealthy and their resources against those of more modest means with obvious results. However, I feel the strengh of "Bite the Bullet" is not so much a story of classes as it is the characters themselves. With a plethora of well-known character actors, the movie takes the time to develop each of these characters in a manner that makes "Bite the Bullet" an enjoyable and very watchable movie. Obviously, as a person who loves the wide-screen version of any movie, I cannot wait for "Bite the Bullet" to come out in DVD and widescreen format. However, until that time, I feel that once you see the cast involved in "Bite the Bullet" you will enjoy watching this wonderful and underrated version an era coming to an end."