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.

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Release details

Duration:
123 mins

Cast and crew

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