The Savage Seven
|The Savage Seven|
|Directed by||Richard Rush|
|Produced by||Samuel Z. Arkoff
James H. Nicholson
|Screenplay by||Michael Fisher|
|Story by||Rosalind Ross|
|Starring||Robert Walker, Jr.
|Music by||Mike Curb
|Editing by||Renn Reynolds|
|Studio||Dick Clark Productions|
|Distributed by||American International Pictures|
|Release date(s)||May 1968|
|Running time||94 minutes|
|Box office||$2,100,000 (US/ Canada rentals)|
The Savage Seven is a 1968 exploitation film (in the outlaw biker film subgenre) directed by Richard Rush. According to biographer Wensley Clarkson in his book Tarantino - The Man, the Myths and His Movies, this is one of director Quentin Tarantino's favourites, and has also been listed at number 19 on his list of top 20 films. The film marks the screen acting debut of Penny Marshall.
Kisum, the leader of a motorcycle gang is in love with waitress Marcia Little Hawk. Her brother Johnnie Little Hawk, the leader of a group of Native Americans is not happy about the two of them being together. The two groups alternate between being allies and adversaries, eventually joining forces, but a scheme by crooked businessmen scheme force them at odds with each other.
|Robert Walker, Jr.||Johnnie|
|Max Julien||Grey Wolf|
|Billy "Green" Bush||Seely|
From Richard F. Sheperd of The New York Times:
|“||The Savage Seven is a modern Western about motorcyclists, Indians and bad guys. The motorcyclists and Indians are bad guys, too, but not as bad as the real bad guys. The movie is one continuous uproar of unmuffled motors and head-cracking and emphasized cruelty from one and to another. It is colorful and technically competent but completely cheap in its primitive, unin-quiring, kick'-em-in-the-groin sensationalism, too serious to be lusty and too one-note to be interesting.||”|
- "The Ballad of the Savage Seven"
- "Traffic Jam"
Performed by Johnny and the Hurricanes Written by D Yorko, T King, I Mack
- "Anyone For Tennis?"
Written by Cream Performed by The American Revolution
- "Big Rental Films of 1969", Variety, 7 January 1970 p 15 and "Big Rental Films of 1968", Variety, 8 January 1969 p 15. Please note this figure is a rental accruing to distributors.
- "Tarantino's favorite films - The Quentin Tarantino Archives". Wiki.tarantino.info. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- "Tarantino's Grindhouse Top 20 list". Listal.com. 2011-02-05. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- Log nu in om een reactie te plaatsen. (2012-09-14). "Penny Marshall Interview - Dick Clark and Cast of 1000's". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-12-20.