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A Man Called Sledge (1970)

R  |   |  Western  |  9 June 1971 (USA)
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In the Old West, a gunfighting outlaw connives his way into a prison in hopes of getting his hands on a large shipment of gold stored there.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luther Sledge
Erwin Ward
Old Man
Wayde Preston ...
Sheriff Ripley
Herman Reynoso ...
Steffen Zacharias ...
Red - Prison Guard
Didi Perego ...
Paola Barbara ...
Mario Valgoi ...
Laura Betti ...


In the Old West, a gunfighting outlaw connives his way into a prison in hopes of getting his hands on a large shipment of gold stored there.

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Release Date:

9 June 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The cast nicknamed the film "A Man Called Sludge". See more »


When Sledge shoots Hooker, he falls down face first. In the next shot, he is lying on his back. See more »


Old Man: You're feelin' mean, 'cause you know that gold can't be taken, and you've seen it yourself. And I tell ya', if you try to take it, you're gonna' wind up dead, or in prison. And that's the closest you'll ever get to it, through six inches of steel. I know: I been closer to that gold INside, than any man OUTside. And I tell ya', it can't be taken.
Luther Sledge: [Reflects for a moment] Oh, yes it can! Yeeehaaw!
Luther Sledge: [Throws an empty whiskey bottle in the air and shoots it as it falls] I knew it, I knew it all the time...
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Lyrics by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter
Sung by Stefan Grossman
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James Garner as you've never seen him before!
26 October 2002 | by (Los Angeles,California) – See all my reviews

If nothing else can be said about it, A Man Called Sledge is a slightly above average spaghetti western. It boasts James Garner,playing against type, as Luther Sledge, a brutal robber who gets involved in a plot to steal a shipment of gold stored in a prison.It's a departure from his usual easygoing roles and he gets good support from TV western stars Dennis Weaver,Claude Akins,and Wayde Preston. It's also directed by veteran TV actor, Vic Morrow. It's okay,overall, and worth a look the next time it comes on TV.

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