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WATCH – Cockfighter

Warren Oates is Frank Mansfield, a down on his luck competitor in the sordid world of cockfighting. Broke, and ignoring his fiancée’s demand that he settle down to a normal life, he’s vowed to never speak again until he wins the coveted Cockfighter of the Year medal. With a cast that includes Harry Dean Stanton and Steve Railsback, a screenplay by noir novelist Charles Willeford (Miami Blues) and cinematography by Oscar winner Néstor Almendros, director Monte Hellman (Two­Lane Blacktop) creates the sort of southern ­fried action flick that Hollywood doesn’t dare make any more!

DIRECTOR : Monte Hellman
CAST : Warren Oates, Richard Shull, Harry Stanton


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