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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sometimes a Great Notion

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Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)

PG  114 min  -  Drama | Action | Adventure   -  31 December 1970 (USA)
Users: (1,284 votes) 22 reviews | Critics: 9 reviews

A family of fiercely-independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times.


Paul Newman


Ken Kesey (novel), John Gay (screenplay)

Richard Jaeckel


Hank Stamper and his father, Henry Stamper own and operate the family business by cutting and shipping logs in Oregon. The town is furious when they continue working despite the town going broke and the other loggers go on strike ordering the Stampers to stop, however Hank continues to push his family on cutting more trees. Hank's wife wishes he would stop and hopes that they can spend more time together. When Hank's half trouble making brother Leland comes to work for them, more trouble starts.


Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Newman Paul Newman ...
Hank Stamper
Henry Fonda Henry Fonda ...
Henry Stamper
Lee Remick Lee Remick ...
Viv Stamper
Michael Sarrazin Michael Sarrazin ...
Leeland Stamper

1 comment:

  1. A great movie! Real actors portraying real live Axmen. Haven't seen in 30 years, but I've always remembered the body-less arm giving the "finger" as the non-union loggers deliver the logs to the mill...