Cast as "Franklyn Madson," but replaced in the role.
Sutherland was scheduled to play the scion of the Stone family. the whole movie was re-cast with other actors.
Actor who got the part: Craig T. Nelson
Director Robert Redford had Sutherland in mind to play the psychiatrist; Sutherland convinced Redford that he was better suited for the Cal role.
Was in contention for the leading role in Sam Peckinpah's violent, controversial film.
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