“So, you want perfection or nothing.
Oh you’re too romantic compadre.
A revolution is like a great love affair.
In the beginning she is a goddess, a holy cause.
But every love affair has a terrible enemy.”
“We see her as she is.
A revolution is not a goddess, but a whore.
She was never pure, never saintly, never perfect
And we run away, find another lover, another cause.
Quick sorted affairs, lust but no love, passion but no compassion.
Without love, without a cause, we are nothing…
We stay because we believe.
We leave because we are disillusioned.
We come back because we are lost.
We die because we are committed.”
That’s just a sample of the excellent script in “The Professionals” expertly written and directed by Richard Brooks and starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale and Ralph Bellamy, released in 1966 by Columbia Pictures.
It’s a great ride full of beautiful scenery, sharp dialog, excellent explosions and some great twists in the plot. So saddle up and prepare to cross the desert into Mexico with “The Professionals”.