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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Squire ...
George Mitchell ...
Rupert Crosse ...
Blind Dick (as Dean Stanton)
John Hackett ...
Tom Filer ...
B.J. Merholz ...
Brandon Carroll ...
Quint Mapes
Peter Cannon ...
William A. Keller ...
Neil Summers ...
(as Neil Summer)
James Campbell


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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Release Date:

11 September 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A través del huracán  »

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Box Office


$70,000 (estimated)

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(Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Millie Perkins wore a hairpiece in this film. See more »


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 »


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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Strange Western by Monte Hellman that tells how a posse pursues wrongly some cowboys
20 February 2009 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This independent and offbeat film deals with three cowboys who are mistaken for members a band , then they're wrongly pursued by a relentless posse . This outlandish Western is finely set against barren backdrop and well photographed outdoors . Slow-moving , a little boring , however being packed with exciting pursuits , strong performances and noisy gunplay . Written , starred and produced by Jack Nicholson along with an uncredited Roger Corman . Made concurrently , back to back , with ¨The shooting¨ with the same cast (Millie Perkins, Jack Nicholson) , cameraman (Gregory Sandor) and maverick director (Hellman) . Slammed by the intelligentsia when it was released , today become a minor cult movie , as well as ¨The shooting¨ .

The motion picture was professionally directed by Monte Hellman (Two-lane blacktop , Cockfighter) in his usual visual style . His stars are similarly independent-minded actors such as Jack Nicholson , Harry Dean Stanton and Cameron Mitchell . From his two known strange , outlandish Westerns in which Hellman directed in rare as well as special qualities , he has remained fiercely independent with lukewarm reception by public, but praised by critics . In his first films he teamed up Roger Corman who produced his earlier movies with a relative success , however nowadays he only makes fateful B movies and failure television movies .

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