Bite the Bullet

Movie Details

Year1975
DirectorRichard Brooks
Key CastGene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn
MPAA RatingPG
Film TypeColor
Genre(s)Western, Action, Adventure
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“Bite the Bullet” is about a group of people who compete in a 700 mile horse race for a $2,000 prize.

 
Set during the early 20th century, “Bite the Bullet” stars Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn and Ben Johnson.
 
They all have different reasons for wanting to win the $2,000 prize money and every one of them is determined to do so – no matter what it takes! Among the competitors are friendly rivals, Sam Clayton (Gene Hackman) and Luke Mathews (James Coburn) , and an untrustworthy prostitute named Miss Jones (Candice Bergen) who wants to win the money instead of earning it the old-fashioned way.
 
Also competing in the grueling race is a veteran cowboy (Ben Johnson), haughty English sportsman named Sir Norfolk (Ian Bannen) and novice cowhand named Carbo (Jan-Michael Vincent).
 
As the race progresses, and it starts to take its toll on every entrant, we learn more about each of the competitors and their reason for entering such a strenuous race.
 
“Bite the Bullet” was nominated for two Academy Awards and won the 1976 Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award for best Theatrical Motion Picture.
 

 
• “Bite the Bullet” was shot on location in Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado.
 
• “Bite the Bullet” also contains many scenes showing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad which is a famous steam locomotive that has been in operation since 1882. Originally constructed to haul silver and gold ore, the train became popular because of the spectacular views that it offers passengers. You can still ride this historic rail line in Colorado.
 
 
• “Bite the Bullet” won the 1976 Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture. This award is given to only one movie per year.
 
• Nominated for two 1976 Academy Awards: Best Original Score Music (Alex North) and Best Sound
 

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Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen and James Coburn are some of the determined competitors in the “Bite the Bullet” horse race.   All of them have different reasons for entering the competition and will do whatever it takes to win the $2,000 prize money.   The 700 mile journey, however, will take everyone to their physical and emotional limits.

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