They Shoot Horses, Don't They? PG

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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 5, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary by director Sydney Pollack
    • Making-of featurette
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Audio commentary by actress Jane Fonda, producer Irwin Winkler, producer Martin Baum, actress Bonnie Bedelia, actor Michael Sarrazin, actor Red Buttons, and hair stylist Sydney Guilaroff
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Subtitles - English

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1969 - Best Supporting Actor: Gig Young

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 06/21/1996
"...Aged better than any American film of its time; the drama is beautifully shot and written, while the acting...is out of this world..." -- Rating: A
Premiere - 11/01/2005
"[A] potent account of the grueling trials of dance-marathon contestants during the Depression."

Product Description:

Sydney Pollack's dark and impassioned adaptation of Horace McCoy's novel examines the limits of devotion and endurance. The intricately interwoven plot centers on a marathon dance contest that takes place in the 1930s during the Great Depression. The poverty-stricken participants struggle to keep their footing in order to survive the hard times, with hope for the cash prize the sole reason for continuing to dance. The tragic competitors are an effective mirror for the American ideals of the time and the overwhelming feeling of disenchantment. Filled with dramatic tension and moving performances, THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY' is harrowing and unforgettable.

Jane Fonda gives a particularly moving performance as Gloria Beatty, a girl bent on self-destruction, and Gig Young gives an Oscar-winning performance as Rocky, the sleazy master of ceremonies who has gathered the contestants together under the pretense of providing an ample cash reward of more than a thousand dollars.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 10, 1969.
  • Gig Young won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY' and director Sydney Pollack received a nomination for Best Director.
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