The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

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Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves
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Val Rogers
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Ruby Calder
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Emily Stewart
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Mrs. Reeves
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Mary Fuller
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Damon Fuller
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Edwin Stewart
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Jason 'Jake' Rogers
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Elizabeth Rogers
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Verna Dee
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Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' wife. It seems many others in town feel they may have reasons to fear Reeves. Calder's aim is to bring Reeves in alive, unharmed. Calder will have to oppose the powerful Rogers on one hand and mob violence on the other, in his quest for justice. Written by Buxx Banner <bux572@aol.com>

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Trivia

Paul Williams thought this movie would be his big break, but after working on the film for 3 months, he had just a small part. See more »

Goofs

The blood patterns on Calder's shirt are different when he brings Bubber back to gaol as compared to when he left to get him. See more »

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Sheriff Calder: The best thing about turning over a new leaf on Saturday night is that it disappears with a Sunday morning hangover.
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Great Cast in Smoldering Drama
29 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

The lives of the residents of a small Texas town are disrupted after a local man escapes from prison and returns home. Most of the action in this smoldering drama takes place over the course of a few hours on Saturday night, as hard drinking leads to mob mentality among the townspeople. It boasts a fabulous cast headed by Brando as the earnest sheriff. Dickinson is fine as his wife. Fonda and Redford are OK in their first appearance together, but Rule steals the film as the town lush. Despite rolling around in dirt and jumping in a river, Redford's hair looks freshly shampooed and groomed throughout. This is arguably Penn's best film.


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