Bite the Bullet

Bite the Bullet

Director: Richard Brooks Cast: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn

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An excellent cast, featuring Gene Hackman, Ben Johnson, and James Coburn, highlights this entertaining Western that came and went at the box office, barely noticed by audiences. That doesn't stop the exciting story from capturing the viewer's attention as a disparate group of riders assembles to participate in a marathon 700-mile horse race across the American West at the turn of the century. The standard mutual feelings of distrust give way to respect and grudging admiration as each rider is put to the test. Stunning cinematography and locations, plus a gripping pace set by director Richard Brooks, set this Western apart at a time when the genre was in decline.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/02/2002
UPC: 0043396077614
Original Release: 1975
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:11:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Hackman Sam Clayton
Candice Bergen Miss Jones
James Coburn Luke Matthews
Ben Johnson Mister
Ian Bannen Norfolk
Jan-Michael Vincent Carbo
Dabney Coleman Jack Parker
Sally Kirkland Honey
Mario Arteaga Mexican
Robert Donner Reporter
Robert Hoy Lee Christie
Paul Stewart J.B. Parker
Jean Willes Rosie
John McLiam Gebhardt
Jerry Gatlin Woodchopper
Walter Scott Steve
Billy Burton Actor
Buddy Van Horn Actor
Joe Brooks Actor
Darwin Lamb Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Brooks Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Robert F. Boyle Art Director
Les Fresholtz Sound/Sound Designer
Chuck Gasper Special Effects
George Grenville Editor
Alex North Score Composer
Al Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Piantadosi Sound/Sound Designer
Rita Riggs Costumes/Costume Designer
Kay Rose Sound Editor
Tom Shaw Asst. Director
Robert Signorelli Set Decoration/Design
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Richard Tyler Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Tyler Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Interactive Menus ; Scene Selections

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Bite the Bullet 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This 1975 Adventure seemed to arrive at the theaters and leave without giving movie lovers a chance to develop a following for it. Director Richard Brooks has assembled a cast of journeyman actors that includes Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent, Ben Johnson and Dabney Coleman. Set in turn-of-the-century America, a group of disparate riders compete in a grueling 600 mile horse race that covers various terrains and eventually leads to their mutual respect for one another. Filmed in spectacular locales, this Western was a treat and a reward for those who saw it on the big screen before it went to video.