A naive half-Indian, half-white man evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers.

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Tom Fitch
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Bill Bowdre
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Father Zaccardi
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Neesa
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Howard Da Silva ...
Warden
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Jesse Coe
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Sheriff Bonnell
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Sam Sand
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Mrs. Elvira McCanles
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Uncle Ben McCanles
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Buck Mason
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Storyline

Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father and mother are killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot, to shoot on time, and to shoot straight. Everything that Nevada does goes to killing those three men. He learns to read and write just to learn their location. He pays people to tell him where they're at. He even goes to prison to kill one of them. While the movie is a Western and has plenty of action, it also takes a deep look into vengeance and how one can change after a haunting incident. Written by Chase Ard <Bullitt357@aol.com>

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Some called him savage- and some called him saint... some felt his hate- and one found his love... and three had to die... See more »

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10 June 1966 (USA)  »

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Невада Смит  »

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Finnish visa # 74445 delivered on 23-8-1966. See more »

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After waking up on the pool table Smith orders a drink at the bar. When the bartender pours the drink Smith puts his hand on the glass. In next shot Smith reaches to pick up the glass. See more »

Quotes

Buck Mason: [watching Smith down a whiskey] Hell of a way to begin a day, ain't it?
Nevada Smith: Well, I ain't cryin' about it; why should you?
Buck Mason: If ever you could, it'd add 20 years to your life. Yeah, maybe somebody else's.
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What I believe is the biggest problem with this film
26 March 2011 | by (Aurora, CO) – See all my reviews

What I think is the biggest problem with Nevada Smith is casting a 40 year old blond with blue eyes to play a 16 year old half Native American. It is distracting throughout the whole story. Sometimes it is even ludicrous because a couple of times people seem to recognize on sight that he is Native American. Couldn't they have at least dyed his hair black and give him some contact lenses for Pete's sake? And what was supposed to be a sweet "coming of age" scene with the young Native American girl just looked WRONG. Steve McQueen was a good actor and all, but throughout the whole movie I was using my imagination replacing him with a young Bronson or someone a little more appropriate to the character he was playing.


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