Prime Cut ★★★½

Add this to my list of favorite 1970 films. It's a Chicago gang story (some great Chicago scenes in the first few minutes) but set mostly in Kansas cattle slaughterhouses and meatpacking plants. Some of the footage of the slaughterhouse is brutally amazing and other scenes (such as the young girls in animal pens available for "rental") might not make it past the cutting room today. One of the best bits of filming is a crazy wheatfield chase where a harvester seems ready to capture two fleeing people and instead shows its might by slashing a car into pieces. Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman are fine as mortal enemies and Sissy Spacek shows her talent in one of her first film roles.