Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion


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Also known as Never Give an Inch, this film was based on a novel by Ken Kesey. Paul Newman (who also directed) stars as Hank Stamper, the oldest son of an Oregon logging family headed by Henry (Henry Fonda). Hank's half-brother, Leeland (Michael Sarrazin), embittered over Henry's treatment of his late mother, returns after a ten-year absence to work in the family business. Leeland's presence causes friction with Henry, who resents his prodigal son's hippie mindset, and Hank, who perceives Leeland as a threat to his own position in the family structure. Hank has good reason to feel resentful: before long, his wife, Viv (Lee Remick), has entered into an affair with Leeland. Meanwhile, Henry wages an ongoing battle with the unionized loggers in the region, who threaten reprisals should Henry attempt to continue his business without union help.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2013
UPC: 0025192095887
Original Release: 1971
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Mod
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 2,646

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Hank Stamper
Henry Fonda Henry Stamper
Lee Remick Viv Stamper
Michael Sarrazin Leeland Stamper
Richard Jaeckel Joe Ben Stamper
Linda Lawson Jan Stamper
Alan R. Gibbs Actor
Roy Poole Jonathan Draeger
Lee de Broux Willard Eggleston
Jim Burk Biggy Newton
Roy Jenson Elwood
Joe Maross Floyd Evenwrite
Charles Tyner Les Gibbons
Mickey Gilbert Bit part
Dick Hudkins Bit part
Terry J. Leonard Bit part
Fred Lerner Bit part
Gary McLarty Bit part
Hal Needham Bit part
J.N. Roberts Bit part
Dean Smith Bit part
Fred M. Waugh Bit part
Fred Zendar Bit part
Bennie E. Dobbins Bit part
Cliff Potts Andy
Sam Gilman John
Roy Benson Actor

Technical Credits
Paul Newman Director
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
M. James Arnett Stunts
Alan Bergman Songwriter
Marilyn Bergman Songwriter
Frank Caffey Associate Producer
John C. Foreman Producer
John Gay Screenwriter
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Philip M. Jefferies Art Director
William Kiernan Set Decoration/Design
Henry Mancini Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Mickey McCardle Asst. Director
Richard Moore Cinematographer
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
Monty Westmore Makeup
Bob Wyman Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sometimes a Great Notion
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12

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Sometimes a Great Notion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My family was in the logging supply business 1928 to 1990 As a kid I often went with my Dad when he went out to the logging sites and saw shop dealers on weekends making special deliveries & "selling (dinking Olyimpia Beer) with the mill owners & loggers...." This movies gets all the aspects of logging I remember. Family life? Dunno about the movie portrayals, BUT... the logging scenes, union problems ? I saw it all, and this movie hits a home run there. Great film - Great story. If you live in the Pacific NW, you must have this movie at home.