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An old man looks back 60 years to a road trip from rural Mississippi to Memphis, a horse race, and his own coming of age. Lucius's grandfather gets the first automobile in the area, a bright yellow Winton Flyer. While he's away, the plantation handyman, Boon Hogganbeck, conspires to borrow the car, taking Lucius with him. Stowed away is Ned, a mulatto and Lucius's putative cousin. The three head for Memphis, where Boon's sweetheart works in a whorehouse, where Ned trades the car for a racehorse, and where Lucius discovers the world of adults - from racism and vice to possibilities for honor and courage. Is there redemption for reivers, rascals, and rapscallions?... Show more

Before watching The Reivers, you have to clean your mind of all the rules that rule this world! You can enjoy it later. The Reivers is certainly one of the best movies from 1969. It’s not surprising that Mark Rydell can produce a good film from nothing. The Reivers - and you know, you won't waste time even watching it n-th time. The Reivers is worth watching online, espacially if you can watch it for free here. And most importantly this is a movie which restores your faith in Humanity and the true power of compassion. I couldn't believe such a big website has no The Reivers in their database, so I added it.... Show more

Directors: Mark Rydell
Countries: United States
Release: 1969-12-20
Duration: 107 min
IMDb Rating: 6.7
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