The Reivers – (1969)
Movie: The Reivers
Also Known As: The Yellow Winton Flyer
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Genres: Comedy | Drama
Cast: Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Ruth White, Michael Constantine, Clifton James, Juano Hernandez, Lonny Chapman, Will Geer, Rupert Crosse, Mitch Vogel…
Plot: An old man looks back 60 years to a road trip from rural Mississippi to Memphis, a horse race, and his own coming of age. Lucius's grandfather gets the first automobile in the area, a bright yellow Winton Flyer. While he's away, the plantation handyman, Boon Hogganbeck, conspires to borrow the car, taking Lucius with him. Stowed away is Ned, a mulatto and Lucius's putative cousin. The three head for Memphis, where Boon's sweetheart works in a whorehouse, where Ned trades the car for a racehorse, and where Lucius discovers the world of adults – from racism and vice to possibilities for honor and courage. Is there redemption for reivers, rascals, and rapscallions?
Rated: 6.8/10 from 1,289 votes on IMDb
Release Date: (USA)
Tagline: Boon is a reiver (that's a cheat, a liar, a brawler and womaniser) and he had just four days to teach young Lucius the facts of life (like cheating, lying, brawling and womanizing).
Directors: Mark Rydell
Writers: William Faulkner, Harriet Frank Jr.
Location: Carrolton, Mississippi, USA