The Professionals Poster

Release Date: 1966

DVD Release Date: July 13th, 1999

PG-13|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
Four soldiers of fortune are hired by a wealthy rancher to rescue his beautiful young wife who has been kidnapped by a villainous Mexican bandit. When they finally find her, after fighting their way across deserts and mountains, they discover she is not being held against her will. This causes friction within the band as to whether they should honor their agreement.

Cast: Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance, Ralph Bellamy, Joe De Santis

Director: Richard Brooks

Genres: Western

Production Co: Columbia, TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Rivalry, Rescue, 1960s, Gritty


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Directing