The Professionals

Film, Action and adventure
The Professionals, 100 best action movies

Time Out says

Bellamy: 'You bastard!' Marvin: 'In my case an accident of birth, but you, sir, are a self-made man'. Brooks could certainly write a line and direct action, but his taut and disillusioned yarn of American mercenaries intruding into the Mexican revolution to 'rescue' Cardinale had only a couple of years in critical favour before it was comprehensively eclipsed by Peckinpah's ostensibly similar The Wild Bunch.


Release details

123 mins

Cast and crew

Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
Burt Lancaster
Lee Marvin
Robert Ryan
Jack Palance
Claudia Cardinale
Ralph Bellamy
Woody Strode
Joe De Santis