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Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (1953)

Passed  -  Action | Romance | Western  -  5 May 1953 (USA)
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Hodiak, Brian, Derek and Teal have just been released from prison. They return to Tomahawk Gap, now a ghost town, to retrieve the money that they stole and was buried by a partner somewhere... See full summary »

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Cast

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John Hodiak ...
McCord
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Kid
David Brian ...
Egan
María Elena Marqués ...
Navaho Girl (as Maria Elena Marques)
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Doc
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Jonas P. Travis
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Stranton
Percy Helton ...
Marlowe
Trevor Bardette ...
Twin Forks Sheriff
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Hodiak, Brian, Derek and Teal have just been released from prison. They return to Tomahawk Gap, now a ghost town, to retrieve the money that they stole and was buried by a partner somewhere in the town. While hunting, the Indians attack, and a life and death battle ensues. Written by Terry Brooks <TEXICANTBROOKS@NETSCAPE.NET>

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One man against the West!


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In one version, there is jump from a scene where the party of 5 is stopped for a rest with their horses tied up to a rope to a scene where the party is seen to approach the town of Tomahawk Gap with the wounded Kid riding the only one horse. Three horses have disappeared. See more »

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Three guilty men and one innocent man in quest
21 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a rugged Western with plenty of action. The premise is that four men are released from prison and set out to find the loot they were arrested for stealing. The fact is that one of the four (Hodiak) was actually just an innocent bystander and happened to get mistaken for the fourth gang member while on his horse on honest work. He has to fight his way through years of jail time with the other three, and joins them on their quest, figuring he has a right to the money now. Hodiak represents the heroic Everyman, dealing with the situation. The other characters are very well drawn, and Derek is perfect as the rebel without a cause kid, who struggles with the three different adults in his life-two who are helpful(Hodiak and Teal, representing the "Sgt Lyle" character more) and Brian (defintely the "Sgt Barnes" character). To watch it today, you would think "Platoon" had some roots in this movie. I won't give away the end, but self sacrifice is involved, and a great twist in the overall quest.


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