A crude man is stuck in a loveless marriage. One day he decides to run away from his life and family. First he finds a mistress, but just because a man runs away from one disappointment, doesn't mean he won't run into another one.
After being framed, a cowboy is sent to jail. After his time is served, he leaves with vengeance in his heart. Soon he meets a young Native American woman and together they go to settle their score with a small town and its corrupt leader.
During the Civil War era, practically all men had beards or bushy moustaches. None of the men in this film had facial hair..
Beards were common but nowhere near universal. Period photographs show lots of clean-shaven soldiers. See more »
You know, I been thinkin'. I ain't got a thing against a Yankee. I never seen one.
Well, this is war. We're Southerners; we gotta fight. It's a matter of freedom.
Whose freedom? Like that slave we took in, Buck? Look what happened to him!
What happened to him?
Never you mind, Eubie.
No, I want to know what happened to him.
They hung him!
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James Caan is the star of this interesting but far from great movie. Off his role in El Dorado with the Duke & Mitchum I suppose he earned the role as chief Buck. It's a film about the loss of youth and growth into manhood. It's unclear just how experienced Caan is, particularly with the ladies, but clearly he is capable of Caaning his way into the best bed in Shreveport. The love scenes are handled with more romanticism and yes love, than you'd expect in a near B film.
The film does seem to reflect the unhappiness and questioning of the then ongoing Viet Nam war, yet our band of 7 from Texas for the main, soldier on until death accomplishing nothing but filling their duty and being honorable men. They come to question slavery and therefore the basis of the war but aren't able to do anything about it. In that sense the film is believable. I like Caan's performance although not his haircut. He is the strong, silent type but with plenty of charm.
It's his movie and he does alright. A great cast of actors not yet at their peak.
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