DION BROTHERS, THE (1974 USA)
AKA "The Gravy Train"
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Directed by Jack Starrett
Starring: Stacy Keach, Frederic Forrest, Margot Kidder, Barry Primus
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Road Trip, Staff Picks
94 minutes | Full Screen | Color | English
The Dion Brothers stars Stacy Keach and Frederic Forrest as a husky but none-too-bright pair of West Virginia brothers. Feeling stifled by their blue-collar jobs, the boys become tentatively involved in crime, only to discover that they enjoy working on the wrong side of the law. The moments of extreme violence in this film erupt naturally, not arbitrarily, but still come as a shock to those viewers who've grown to like the sociopathic protagonists. Co-starring a young Margot Kidder who later went on to fame with Superman. Terence Malick co-wrote the film's seriocomic script under the "nom de plume" of David Whitney.