The Culpepper Cattle Co.

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Western
  • Release year: 1972
  • Running time: 92 min
The Culpepper Cattle Co. or Dust, Sweat and Gunpowder (Australian title) is a 1972 Revisionist Western film produced by Twentieth Century Fox. It was directed by Dick Richards and starred Billy Green Bush as Frank Culpepper and Gary Grimes as Ben Mockridge. read more

The Culpepper Cattle Co. or Dust, Sweat and Gunpowder (Australian title) is a 1972 Revisionist Western film produced by Twentieth Century Fox. It was directed by Dick Richards and starred Billy Green Bush as Frank Culpepper and Gary Grimes as Ben Mockridge. This was the first credited film for Jerry Bruckheimer, for which he received an associate producer credit. Its tagline is "How many men do you have to kill before you become the great American cowboy?" and also "The boy from Summer of '42 becomes a man on the cattle drive of 1866", which references a similar coming of age film starting Gary Grimes. The film is typical of the "hyper-realism" of many early 1970s revisionist westerns. It is particularly noted for its grainy photography and use of sepia toning in some scenes.

Original Release

04/16/1972

US Release

04/16/1972

Cast

Directors

Dick Richards

Writers

Dick Richards, Eric Bercovici, Gregory Prentiss

Cast

Gary Grimes Ben Mockridge
Billy Green Bush Frank Culpepper
Luke Askew Luke
Bo Hopkins Dixie Brick
Geoffrey Lewis Russ
Wayne Sutherlin Missoula
John McLiam Thorton Pierce
Matt Clark Pete
Raymond Guth Cook
Anthony James Nathaniel
Charles Martin Smith Tim Slater / Tim Slater (as Charlie Martin Smith)
Bob Morgan Old John
Jan Burrell Mrs. Mockridge
Hal Needham Burgess
Jerry Gatlin Wallop
Bob Orrison Rutter
Walter Scott Print
Royal Dano Cattle Rustler
Paul Harper Trapper
José Chávez Cantina Bartender / Cantina Bartender (as Jose Chavez)

Producers

Editors

John F. Burnett, Desmond Marquette

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