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Strother Martin

Strother Martin


Birthdate: March 26, 1919

Deathdate: August 1, 1980

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Strother Martin (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American actor in numerous films and television programs. Martin is perhaps best known as the prison "captain" in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, where he uttered the line, "What we've got here is...failure to communicate." Description above from the Wikipedia article Strother Martin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list ... ...detailed bio

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The Secret of Nikola Tesla (1980)

The Secret of Nikola Tesla (Serbo-Croatian: Tajna Nikole Tesle), is a 1980 Yugoslav biographical film which details events in the life of legendary inventor Nikola Tesla (portrayed by Serbian actor Petar Božovi?), born to ethnic Serb parents in 1856 Croatia (at the time, part of the Austro-Hungar...
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The Champ (1979)

Billy Flynn, an ex-boxing champion, is now a horse trainer in Hialeah, Florida. He makes just enough money to raise his little son T.J., who Flynn has custody of his son after his wife Annie left him seven years ago. T.J. worships "The Champ," who has gambling debts and begins working on a comeba...
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Nightwing (1979)

Youngman Duran, a deputy on a Hopi Indian reservation in New Mexico, begins to investigate a series of mysterious cattle mutilations. Abner Tasupi, an ancient and embittered medicine man who raised Youngman after his parents died, tells him he has cast a spell to end the world that very night, bu...
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Love and Bullets (1979)

FBI Agent Charlie Congers is assigned the case when a gangster's girlfriend, Jackie Pruitt, is being coaxed to give inside information to law enforcement that will put Joe Bomposa behind bars once and for all. It turns out that Jackie doesn't know much of anything useful to the FBI. The trouble i...
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The End (1978)

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Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke (1978)

Tommy Chong plays Anthony 'Man' Stoner, a jobless, marijuana-smoking drummer who is told to either get a job by sundown or be sent off to military school by his parents. Anthony leaves the house in a Volkswagen Beetle convertible (which had his father's Rolls Royce radiator grille on the front), ...
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Slap Shot (1977)

Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) is the aging player-coach of the Charlestown Chiefs hockey team in the fictional Federal League. A perennial loser for years, the team's manager Joe McGrath (Strother Martin) has resorted to extreme cost-cutting techniques and embarrassing promotional antics to keep lo...
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The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976)

The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday is a 1976 film directed by Don Taylor starring Lee Marvin and Kay Lenz.
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Hard Times (1975)

Chaney (Charles Bronson), a mysterious, down-on-his luck drifter during the Great Depression, arrives in town in the boxcar of a freight train. He comes upon a bare-knuckled street fight run by gamblers. After the bout, he approaches one of the fight's organizers, the fast-talking "Speed" (James ...
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Rooster Cogburn (...and the Lady) (1975)

Because of his drunkenness and questionable use of firearms, aging U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn has been stripped of his badge. But he's given a chance to redeem himself after a village in Indian Territory is overrun by a gang of violent, ruthless criminals, who've killed an elderly preacher, Rev...
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SSSSSSS (1973)

The movie begins with Dr. Carl Stoner (Martin) selling a strange large "snake" to a carnival man. It is later discovered that the "snake" is actually part-man/part-snake, the result of one of Stoner's bizarre experiments. College student David Blake (Benedict) is hired as an assistant by Stoner, ...
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Hannie Caulder (1972)

Hannie Caulder (Welch) is a frontier wife whose husband is murdered by the Clemens brothers, a trio of rather inept outlaw brothers (played by Borgnine, Strother Martin, and Jack Elam). After a disastrous bank raid, the Clemens men rape Caulder, burn down her house, and leave her for dead. They g...
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Pocket Money (1972)

Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy known as Jim Kane (Newman) gets mixed up in some shady dealings with Stretch Russell (Rogers) and Bill Garrett (Martin), a crooked rancher. Russell tells Kane to escort 200 head of cattle from Mexico to the United States for a good sum of money. Kane ...
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Fools' Parade (1971)

Murderer Mattie Appleyard, bank robber Lee Cottrill and young Johnny Jesus are released from the West Virginia State Penitentiary, located in the fictional town of Glory, in 1935. ("Glory" is author Grubb's pseudonym for his hometown, Moundsville, West Virginia,[citation needed] site of the real ...
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The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

Ben (Charles Bateman), his girlfriend Nicky (Ahna Capri), and Ben's young daughter K.T. (Geri Reischl) are driving through the American Southwest to K.T.'s grandmother's house for a birthday celebration. They come upon an automobile accident in the town of Hillsboro, and when they attempt to repo...
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The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

Cable Hogue (Jason Robards) is isolated in the desert, awaiting his partners, Taggart (L. Q. Jones) and Bowen (Strother Martin), who are scouting for water. The two plot to seize what little water remains to save themselves. Hogue, who hesitates to defend himself, is disarmed and abandoned to alm...
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True Grit (1969)

After Frank Ross (John Pickard) is murdered in 1878 (though at the end of film, the date October 1880 is engraved on his tombstone, but that may be the mistake the engraver made that Mattie mentions to Rooster) by his hired hand, Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey), in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Ross' 14-year-old...
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The Wild Bunch (1969)

In 1913 Texas, Pike Bishop (William Holden), the leader of a gang of aging outlaws, is seeking retirement with one final score, namely the robbery of a railroad office containing a cache of silver. They are ambushed by Pike's former partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan), and a posse of bounty hunt...
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) is the affable, clever, talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford). The two return to their hideout at Hole-in-the-Wall to discover that the rest of the gan...
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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

In the 1940s, Lucas "Luke" Jackson (Paul Newman) is arrested for cutting the heads off parking meters one drunken night. He is sentenced to two years in prison and sent to a Florida chain gang prison run by a heartless warden, the Captain (Strother Martin). Luke turns out to be a decorated war ve...