Prime Cut has machine guns, titty flashing, good action scenes, a strong cast and a great score by Lalo Schifrin. Memorable scenes include Lee Marvin and Sissy Spacek being chased across a wheat-field by soon-to-be-dead badguys in a God-damned Combine Harvester, the making of sausages (in one of the coolest openings ever) and a guy called Weenie who attacks Lee Marvin with a… weenie. I recommend this movie to 70’s action movie buffs and especially to Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman fans. Some of my favorite films are Lee Marvin films (The Dirty Dozen, Gorky Park etc.) Few men can play it so cool and seem to do so little, but do so much. And Gene Hackman? Oh man, don’t even get me started on Gene Hackman; The French Connection 1 and 2, Night Moves, Bat 21, The Conversation – Words can’t begin to describe just how badass this guy is.
Release year: 1972
Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek