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Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

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Three cowboys, mistaken for members of an outlaw gang, are relentlessly pursued by a posse.

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Vern
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Abigail
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Wes
Katherine Squire ...
Catherine
George Mitchell ...
Evan
Rupert Crosse ...
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Blind Dick (as Dean Stanton)
John Hackett ...
Winslow
Tom Filer ...
Otis
B.J. Merholz ...
Edgar
Brandon Carroll ...
Quint Mapes
Peter Cannon ...
Hagerman
William A. Keller ...
Roy
Neil Summers ...
(as Neil Summer)
James Campbell
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Wes, Vern and Otis are three cowhands on the way to a cattle drive. Coming upon what is to be an omen of their future... an outlaw hung by a group of vigilantes...the trio finds shelter at a cabin, only to discover that their "hosts" are men who have robbed a stagecoach and killed the guard. When an avenging posse attacks the cabin, Wes and Vern escape, only to find that they have become branded as 'outlaws' by the posse, who relentlessly pursue them. Written by alfiehitchie

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ride with the Easy Rider into an action whirlwind.

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11 September 1968 (France)  »

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A través del huracán  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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During the making of this film Jack Nicholson told Harry Dean Stanton that he should basically not do anything and let the wardrobe do the acting for him. Dean Stanton has stated in interviews that this particular piece of advice really solidified his approach to acting. See more »

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In the first shot of the film, Joe appears on the left side of the screen and Dick on the right, both seen from their back. The subsequent long shot, from the front, shows them switched. See more »

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Wes: This is the 'less work I done on a weekday since I was 4, 'less I was sick.
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Referenced in Braccati (2001) See more »

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4 November 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Innocent cowboys, including Cameron Mitchell and Jack Nicholson, stop for food and rest at a cabin that unknown to them, is the hideout for a group of outlaws.

Soon they find themselves on the run from a vicious hanging party and having to take teenage Millie Perkins and her family hostage in order to buy themselves some time.

Good performances, direction by Monte Hellman, and an unbelievably tense script by Jack Nicholson help make this a thriller worth watching.

The finale is absolutely heart-wrenching!

A great independent western filmed simultaneously with The Shooting (also with Nicholson and Perkins), this is considered the lesser of the two, though not by much. Both films are fantastic.


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