The Missouri Breaks
- 126 min
- Directed by: Arthur Penn
- Written by: Thomas McGuane
- Cast: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton
Thematically similar to Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate, this earlier Arthur Penn/Thomas McGuane collaboration details the effects of the arrival of capitalism in a frontier community. Nicholson heads a group of rustlers who are slowly brought under control by Brando (in one of his most extraordinary performances) as the 'Regulator', a chameleon-like hitman hired by the moneyed cattle barons to stamp them out.
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