3 things about Richard Brooks’ THE PROFESSIONALS

The Professionals [1966]

1. He crawls under the water tank to place the dynamite. Dark, dripping beams of wood.
2. The train barrels down the track, in reverse, belching a plume of black smoke. Mexicans on horseback in pursuit.
3. “You bastard.” While getting on his horse, Lee Marvin answers, “Yes, sir. In my case an accident of birth. But you, sir, you’re a self-made man.”

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