A truly adventuresome, action-filled film that is played more for thrills than for conveying a story, THE PROFESSIONALS offers a field day for Lancaster, Ryan, Marvin, and Strode. All four are hired by wealthy cattle baron Bellamy to retrieve his voluptuous young wife, Cardinale, who has
been kidnaped by Palance, a Mexican bandit of no redeeming virtues whatsoever. Each of the professional volunteers is paid for his particular expertise. Lancaster is a dynamiter with an eye for women; Marvin is a long-range rifle marksman; Strode is a silent bowman whose arrows never miss their
marks; and Ryan, a tough pistoleer and horse trainer who cannot bear to see an animal su...