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Waco (1966)

Passed | | Western | 1 September 1966 (USA)
A lawless town asks the state governor to pardon an imprisoned gunfighter in order to hire him as sheriff but various factions plan to kill the new sheriff and take over the town.

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Waco
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Jill Stone
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Ace Ross
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Preacher Sam Stone
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Dolly
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Joe Gore
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George Gates
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Deputy Sheriff Jim O'Neill
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Sheriff Billy Kelly
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Tracy Olsen ...
Patricia West
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Bill Rile
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Ma Jenner
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Mayor Ned West
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Pete Jenner
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Preacher Sam Stone and his new beautiful wife Jill stand by the grave of Sheriff Billy Kelly, who died trying to bring law-and-order to Emporia, Wyoming. Among the mourners are businessman George Gates, mayor Ned West and his daughter Patricia. The mayor rejects Gates' suggestion that he release gunfighter Waco from jail to clean up the town. When Patricia is attacked by a cowboy after leaving her boyfriend Scotty Moore, the mayor finally decides it is time accept the governor;s offer of amnesty for Waco. Jill Stone's first reaction, when learning that Waco has been released, is to leave town before Waco finds out that she, his former fiancée, has married the town preacher while Waco was in jail. Town boss Joe Gore is not overjoyed, either, but Ike and Pete Jenner eagerly await the chance to shoot Waco for the death of their brother. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They let him out of jail - to kill for them! (original poster) See more »

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1 September 1966 (USA)  »

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Wyoming-Bravados  »

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Final film of Jeff Richards. See more »

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Waco
Lyrics by Hal Blair
Music by Jimmie Haskell
Sung by Lorne Greene
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Great western story and casting.
7 May 2002 | by (Texas,USA) – See all my reviews

I love this film because it shows that people can and do change for the better, and that's what Waco thought he hadn't changed after a long time in prison, but he had and for the good of the town and the people in it.


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