A young, determined sheriff and his posse chase a gang of murderous train robbers, and a kidnapped woman into New Mexico.

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Chad Lucas
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Uvalde
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Nate Harlan
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Bull
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Cap
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Mark Emerson
Nick Dennis ...
Nicos
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Ode
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Ab
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Drago Leon
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Hoag
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Mitchell
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Tom Emerson
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Zack
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A Colorado sheriff pursues a ruthless gang of train robbers into New Mexico, where he has no official jurisdiction. Accompanying him is a motley posse, including a sharp-shooting gambler whose fiancee the gang has kidnapped. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The story of a town with a gun in its back !

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18 March 1966 (Finland)  »

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Der Colt ist das Gesetz  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Film debut of Robert Pine. See more »

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When the men on horses bring down a water tower, it hits the ground, spitting out water from the top, indicating it was full. When the train hits it seconds later, it breaks apart, but is completely empty. See more »

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Ode: We'll be taking Bull up to the wild horse country. He'd want to be planted where he could hear the sound of them mustang feet just a drummin' on his grave.
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What A Posse Audie Murphy Had
10 March 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

There's a murderous outlaw named Drago played by Morgan Woodward who keeps committing all kinds of crime in the state of Colorado and then running back to the New Mexico territory where the local sheriffs can't catch him.

That's not going to stop Audie Murphy, sheriff of Lodgepole, Colorado. Woodward's robbed a train that was carrying funds for the bank and because he's got the town nest egg, a lot of businesses will fold.

Murphy puts together a posse to go after Woodward and it's some posse, with just about everybody in it working off their own agenda. There is no way Murphy should have accomplished his mission in this film.

Which is of course why Gunpoint, though entertaining, is highly unrealistic. Still a nice cast of western veterans give Murphy some good support. Particular to note are Warren Stevens as the saloon owner and Edgar Buchanan as a leader of a family of equally bad rawhiders whose camp the posse stumbles across.

Gunpoint has a lot of action and a great cast that make up for a highly unrealistic story.


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