Bite the Bullet

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Bite the Bullet ★★★½ 1975 (PG)

Moralistic western tells of a grueling 600mile horse race where the participants reluctantly develop respect for one another. Unheralded upon release and shot in convincing epic style by Harry Stradling, Jr. Excellent cast. 131m/C VHS, DVD . Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Dabney Coleman, JanMichael Vincent, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Paul Stewart, Sally Kirkland, Mario Arteaga; D: Richard Brooks; W: Richard Brooks; C: Harry Stradling Jr.; M: Alex North.