At a river crossing, a stand-off between a gang of outlaws and local townsfolk ensues when the ferry barge operator refuses to ferry the gang across the river.

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Travis
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Remy
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Mountain Phil
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Marquette
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Anna
Marie Gomez ...
Nola
Armando Silvestre ...
Sawyer
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Fair
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Pitney
Ed Bakey ...
Happy
Richard Lapp ...
Poe
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Steele
Brad Weston ...
Driver
Thad Williams ...
Gibson
Armand Alzamora ...
Lopez
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Jake Remy leads a gang of outlaw cutthroats making their escape toward Mexico from a successful robbery. Barring their way is a river--crossable only by means of a ferry barge. The barge operator, Travis, refuses to be bullied into providing transport for the gang and escapes across river with most of the local populace--leaving Remy and his gang behind, desperately seeking a way across. A river-wide stand-off begins between the gang and the townspeople, both groups of which have left people on the wrong side of the river. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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20 June 1970 (Japan)  »

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Clint Eastwood killed John Davis Chandler (Fair) in The Outlaw Josey Wales and also killed Lee Van Cleef (Travis) in The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. See more »

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When Travis is taking the townspeople across the river on the barge, a man picks up a cross pole to let the people off the barge and he almost hits Lee Van Cleef in the face. Lee Van Cleef dodges the pole just in time. See more »

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[first lines]
Boy: Hey mister.
Travis: What?
Boy: You're strong, ain't 'cha?
Travis: Yeah. Suppose so.
Boy: How long did it take ya?
Travis: To do what?
Boy: To build the boat. This man said that you built the boat. How long did it take?
Travis: Quite a while.
Boy: That sure is a great gun there.
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Just good western
8 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those often-overlooked types of movies that should have gotten a lot more consideration.

Just a plain, down-to-earth western, with good guys, bad guys, a little bit of steaminess and a lot of action. It's delightful to watch just an ordinary ferryman outwit and outsmart a bunch of badmen, while enlisting the help of a town full of losers. Lee Van Cleef does a superb job!

If you want to watch an old-fashioned shoot-'em-up with a hero, his "partner" and a whole lot of others thrown in to make it interesting, then this is the movie for you.

Quite simply put, it should be shown on The Western Channel a lot more often - and it should definitely be released on DVD - what are they waiting for?

I loved it if only for the fact that it does NOT have gobs of special effects all done with computers!!


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