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Travis McGee (1983)

Travis McGee is a world-weary private investigator trying to help boat skipper friend Van Harder salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that might have been faked.

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Andrew V. McLaglen
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sam Elliott ... Travis McGee
Gene Evans ... Meyer
Barry Corbin ... Sheriff Hack Ames
Richard Farnsworth ... Van Harder
Geoffrey Lewis ... John Tuckerman
Amy Madigan ... Billy Jean Bailey
Vera Miles ... Julie Lawless
Katharine Ross ... Gretel Howard
Marshall R. Teague ... Nicky Noyes
Maggie Wellman ... Mishy Burns
Walter Olkewicz ... Wright Fletcher
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock
Greta Blackburn
Owen Orr
Pilar Del Rey Pilar Del Rey
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Travis McGee is a world-weary private investigator trying to help boat skipper friend Van Harder salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that might have been faked.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Travis McGee: The Empty Copper Sea See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hajeno Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Don Johnson wanted to make a Travis McGee-movie after leaving Miami Vice (1984), but it was turned down several times partly because of the failure of this project. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Darker Than Amber (1970) See more »

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Beautifully Filmed.
30 June 2010 | by RenaeJo_95128See all my reviews

I loved the chemistry with Sam Elliott and his wife,Katherine Ross.But the performance that gets overlooked,which I remember,and would like to have a copy of,is Vera Miles,as the discarded wife (widow,which we find out).She underplays and her interaction with Travis McGee,(Sam Elliott) is so skilled coming from a veteran leading lady.I loved how she ironically summed up her marriage, and her role in the missing husband's life with no pity or bitterness. This must have been one of her last acting roles.You never hear anything about her.Although,I think she is still alive. I believe, I saw that she might live in retirement in Florida -(don't quote me,just a rumor.)How could I get a copy of this?


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