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Junior Bonner
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Junior Bonner 1972

From Amazon: Junior Bonner is director Sam Peckinpah's lovely, elegiac look at the world of the rodeo--and his only film with nary a bullet wound. Steve McQueen, engagingly easygoing but determined, is the title character, a rodeo rider out to win a big bull-riding contest in his hometown. Even as he confronts his dwindling days on the circuit, he also must deal with his feuding parents, marvelously played by Robert Preston and Ida Lupino. Preston is particularly good as the randy old con artist; he and Lupino strike real sparks. Peckinpah's slow-motion camera is put to particularly good use filming the balletic violence of the rodeo, at once...

Directed By:
No image existsSam Peckinpah
Written By:
No image existsJeb Rosebrook
Steve McQueenSteve McQueen
No image existsRobert Preston
No image existsIda Lupino
No image existsBen Johnson
Joe Don BakerJoe Don Baker
No image existsBarbara Leigh

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Junior Bonner Movie Review by BillyBob (2/26/2012)

And because he was born pure trailer-trash, at 43 years old, this simple-minded rodeo-loser still went around with the name "Junior".

Like, what sort of idiot parents would actually christen their son with a moronic name like "Junior"?... Ace and Elvira Bonner, that's who!

I mean, Junior's more of a nickname, than...

(complete Junior Bonner review by BillyBob)

Junior Bonner Movie Review by Movie Addict (6/9/2008)

The Wild Bunch, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Major Dundee, and many more films are great views because of writer/director Sam Peckinpah. Add in Steve McQueen, and you have the formula for a movie worth watching multiple times.

I had a personal feeling for this movie, and for McQueen's character. he just couldn't...

(complete Junior Bonner review by Movie Addict)

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