PAPILLON
1973, Warner Bros., 150 min, USA, Dir: Franklin J. Schaffner

McQueen gives one of his greatest performances in the true story of French convict Henri "Papillon" Charriere and his confinement in the hellish penal colony of French Guiana. Brilliantly directed by Franklin J. Schaffner (PLANET OF THE APES, PATTON), with terrific support from Dustin Hoffman as McQueen’s myopic buddy Louis Dega. Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr., adapted from Charriere’s autobiography.


THE HUNTER
1980, Paramount, 97 min, USA, Dir: Buzz Kulik

Steve McQueen plays bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson in this action-packed bio-pic, the actor's final film. With Eli Wallach and Ben Johnson.


ACT OF VALOR
2012, Relativity Media, 100 min, USA, Dir: Mouse McCoy, Scott Waugh

Starring a group of real-life active-duty Navy SEALs in a story of contemporary global antiterrorism, Mouse McCoy and Scott Waugh's slickly constructed war drama combines high-octane combat sequences, up-to-the-minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a genocidal terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop the coordinated attack, they somehow must balance their commitment to country, families and the potentially deadly mission ahead.


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