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nasty but great 70s movie, but what was the name??

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    jdayestposted 7 years ago

    hello -- about once a yr I remember a movie that takes place in Texas or elsewhere in the South, ends with a fight scene in a large barn, perhaps with hostages or 'slaves' in the stalls, may have had Hackman or Beatty in it, one central character very much the crazed plantation tyrant. any ideas? thanks! drives me nuts.

    1. AEvans profile image73
      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What era is it set in?

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        jdayestposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        seems to be the '70s

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    jdayestposted 7 years ago

    '70s, seemed like. I have a vague memory of a large party/dinner in a fancy barn.

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Does this sound like the movie?

      When mob associates turn up dead at the hands of a ruthless businessman, an enforcer is sent down to Kansas to investigate the incidents. What he finds is a man who is turning a seemingly idyllic town into a seething underbelly of corruption: drugs, bootlegging, and female sexual slavery. The very man responsible for the murders is someone who won't stand down and pay a long standing debt that turned those looking for it, dead. The last unfortunate person to do so was ground into sausage, a nasty business run by that man who specializes in cattle. What occurs is a gang war between the men who now dominate this farm locale with an iron fist, and the men trying to put closure on an escalating situation.

      If so, it's called PRIME CUT stars Gene Hackman and Lee Marvin (1972)

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    jdayestposted 7 years ago

    yes, that's it! what a title. probably much worse than I remember, but we'll see, and always good to see marvin.

    so, many thanks!