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Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

 -  Drama | Western  -  14 June 1962 (Mexico)
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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

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John W. "Jack" Burns
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Jerry Bondi
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Sheriff Morey Johnson
Michael Kane ...
Paul Bondi
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Hinton
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Harry
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Deputy Sheriff Gutierrez
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Rev. Hoskins
William Mims ...
First Deputy Arraigning Burns (as Bill Mims)
Martin Garralaga ...
Old Man
Lalo Rios ...
Prisoner
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Storyline

In order to free his best friend Bondi, Jack Burns lets himself be imprisoned only to find out that Bondi does not want to escape. Thus Burns breaks out on his own and is afterwards being chased by sheriff Johnson with helicopters and jeeps. Written by Volker Boehm

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Life can never cage a man like this!

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Drama | Western

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14 June 1962 (Mexico)  »

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The Last Hero  »

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Regarding the numbers on the Helicopter. It was mentioned that the numbers on the belly of the helicopter were clearly visible as N8411E which is definitely what is depicted on the tail fin but the numbers on the belly were actually N8441E so one would have to guess that perhaps two different helicopters were used in the movie. Hopefully someone can substantiate that fact. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when the Sheriff is facing the hovering helicopter and talking to the pilot by radio, on Matthau's closeups, the shadow of the helicopter has been positioned behind him. Only the sun is behind the Sheriff and the helicopter's shadow would be way in front of the jeep, not behind. See more »

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[first lines]
[to his horse, as he watches jets leave contrails across the sky]
Jack Burns: Time we took off, too.
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Species in extinction
12 October 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I agree with Douglas in considering this his best film, in my opinion together with Man Without a Star. He is a lonely cowboy, living a meaningless life, beginning to realize his mistake about the way he lived. When he goes for his last stand, there is something desperate about it. At a certain moment we see Douglas running away from the police in the mountains, together with his horse Whiskey, when they see a wild cat (jaguar?, puma?). It is a memorable scene, because the three of them look sad, surpassed by the times, represented by the highway that is near. This film probably was made in Albuquerque, NM, I think I can recognize the Sandia Mountains on the background.


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