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Nevada Smith (1966)

Not Rated | | Western | 23 July 1966 (Japan)
A naive half-Indian, half-white teenager evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers.

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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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23 July 1966 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Невада Смит  »

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$14,170,000
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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While dining in Baton Rouge, Steve McQueen ran into William Holden and Richard Widmark, who were filming Alvarez Kelly (1966) in the same area. McQueen and Holden wound up drinking together the rest of the evening. See more »

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Tom Fitch (Karl Malden) is giving assignments to his gang in preparation for the gold shipment heist. He tells Rudabough to take three men spread out on one side of the road, Beckley to take three men and set up a roadblock. Ciprano and two men on the other side of the road, and Hitch will go up the road to make sure they don't turn back. That is a total of 12 assignments for his 12 men. However, when the men disperse, Nevada Smith (McQueen) and one other man (not Rudabough, Beckley, or Ciprano) ride away together (group of 2), however, the groups were 4, 4, 3, and 1. See more »

Quotes

Jonas Cord: I sure can't tell you which way to go, but you want to catch 'em, you best go where the money is. If they got it, they're goin' to head for where they can spend it. If they ain't got it, they'll go where they can steal it.
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Featured in Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005) See more »

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Harold Robbins Western sleaze saved by McQueen and Hathaway.
23 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This sidebar story from Harold Robbins THE CARPETBAGGERS was given class treatment by Paramount as a vehicle for McQueen, who lends some authenticity to a rather routine character motivated by a quest to avenge the brutal slaying of his parents at the beginning of the picture. Henry Hathaway lends visual elegance to what's basically a drawn-out, seedy revenge tale. Alfred Newman provides the rousing music. Moderately engaging.


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