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Chato's Land (1972)

PG  |   |  Western  |  24 June 1972 (Japan)
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After Pardon Chato, a mestizo, kills a US marshal in self-defense, a posse pursues him, but as the white volunteers advance deep in Indian territory they become more prey than hunters, ... See full summary »

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Capt. Quincey Whitmore
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Joshua Everette
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Jubal Hooker
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Elias Hooker
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Earl Hooker
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Martin Hall
Sonia Rangan ...
Chato's woman
William Watson ...
Harvey Lansing
Roddy McMillan ...
Gavin Malechie
Paul Young ...
Brady Logan
Raul Castro ...
Mexican scout
Lee Patterson ...
George Dunn
Roland Brand
Peter Dyneley ...
Ezra Meade
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After Pardon Chato, a mestizo, kills a US marshal in self-defense, a posse pursues him, but as the white volunteers advance deep in Indian territory they become more prey than hunters, leading to internal strife. Written by KGF Vissers

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The scream of his victims is the only sound he makes. See more »

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The Hooker ranch house and barn are the same as the McBain house and barn in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). See more »

Goofs

Several times as the posse rides through the desert, the saguaro cacti props in the background can be seen jiggling and flapping their arms in the wind. See more »

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[on the Civil War]
Capt. Quincey Whitmore: Hell, it was a good war.
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A most excellent western!!!!
3 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Once again this movie review sight has given a superb movie a lousy rating, and once again I blame the morons that write these reviews. Clearly the coming of brain transplant surgery will be none to soon. This movie is what westerns are supposed to be like, gritty, tough, sweaty, with no holds barred and plenty of action and blood. The plot is simple but works well and does not treat you as if you're a dummy, everything that happens makes sense. Bronson definitely looks and acts like he is an Indian living off the land, he does a superb job and I defy anyone to think of another actor who could play this role. The ending while immensely satisfying also leaves you feeling quite empty as the hero may have won, but why did it have to happen in the first place. Hatred, discrimination and overconfidence were the root causes which drove the posse to chase this fugitive into country he called his own, and in the end they paid for it with their own blood. So I guess you could say this movie also makes you think a little as it does have a moral to the story, which most of the new movies do not.


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