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First film by director Ridley Scott barely got released in this country in the mid-1970s, but stands up, despite the rather noticeable accents of its stars. That's because Brooklynite Harvey Keitel and Westerner Keith Carradine are playing a pair of officers in Napoleon's army--oops! The plot centers on Carradine insulting Keitel and Keitel demanding vengeance. But every time they get into the middle of one of their duels, war breaks out or something else happens to interrupt. Keitel, however, is too pig-headed to let it drop and dogs Carradine over the course of 20 years. Strong performances otherwise and amazing cinematography, as well as a cast that includes Albert Finney, Edward Fox, and Tom Conti. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Keith CarradineD'Hubert
Harvey KeitelFeraud
Albert FinneyFouche
Edward FoxColonel
Cristina RainesAdele
Robert StephensGen. Treillard
Tom ContiDr. Jacquin
John McEneryChevalier
Diana QuickLaura
Alun ArmstrongLacourbe
Pete PostlethwaiteMan shaving Gen. Treillard
Stacy KeachNarrator

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 100 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1977
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 19, 2003
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