“Gene Hackman Attacks Lee Marvin And Sissy Spacek With A Wheat Harvester!”
Here’s an action thriller you may have missed: it’s called Prime Cut”, a somewhat obscure and fascinating “B” movie from the early 70’s – with a VERY REVEALING movie debut from Sissy Spacek!
Yes, Spacek’s movie debut shows off a LOT of the Actress – like when she is held in a pig pen along with other naked women by Kansas City Mobster Gene Hackman:
I like to look back at some of cinema’s most interesting films, like this gritty crime drama starring two of Hollywood’s greatest stars: legendary “tough guy” Lee Marvin – who literally defined “cool as ice on camera”:
Also in “Prime Cut” was one of the greatest Actors of his generation: Gene Hackman broke through in the classic film “Bonnie & Clyde”, then won his first Academy Award playing Popeye Doyle in 1971’s Best Picture “The French Connection.”
So imagine a film that brings these two legends together – add a couple of classic action sequences and Sissy Spacek’s “naked” motion picture debut as well!
Lee Marvin plays a mob enforcer who heads to Kansas City to collect money from Gene Hackman, who doesn’t want to pay…here’s a teaser:
Hackman plays a midwest mobster who also happens to run a cattle ranch – so he not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but runs a prostitution ring on the side…not a nice guy!
There is a scene where Marvin and Sissy Spacek are chased through a wheat field by a shredder…one of the great 70’s action sequences – and shows just how cool Lee Marvin can be in the worst of situations…
Marvin and Spacek have a great rapport in the film, as he takes on a “father figure” role to help her escape from the bad guys…
A couple of years before she catapulted to stardom in “Carrie”, Sissy Spacek co-stars, and does a great job in the role, including participating in the movie’s frequent nude scenes…
She would go onto stardom for her Oscar-nominated role in the classic horror film “Carrie” just a few years later…
This was Sissy Spacek’s feature film debut – and she got to work with two acting legends right out of the gate!
Marvin and Gene Hackman have a number of great scenes together, a couple of tough guys chewing up the scenery in a great B-movie.
“Prime Cut” is one of the more obscure action movies of the early 70’s, but it delivers the goods!
Janit Baldwin also stars in the film:
She plays one of the drugged out young women that Hackman abuses…she had a great career, appearing in “Gator Bait” and more!
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This was an era when mainstream Actresses weren’t afraid to take on provocative roles:
Barbara Hershey did a totally nude pictorial to promote her Martin Scorsese cult film “Boxcar Bertha” – you can see more of those photos by clicking on my story here:
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