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Gerald Wilson (written by)
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Release Date:
24 June 1972 (Japan) See more »
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The scream of his victims is the only sound he makes. See more »
Plot:
After Pardon Chato, a mestizo, killed a US marshal in self-defense, a posse pursues him, but as the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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In Chato's Land, Manhunters Can Easily Become Wild Game See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Bronson ... Pardon Chato

Jack Palance ... Capt. Quincey Whitmore

James Whitmore ... Joshua Everette

Simon Oakland ... Jubal Hooker

Ralph Waite ... Elias Hooker

Richard Jordan ... Earl Hooker

Victor French ... 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
Hugh McDermott ... Bartender
Celestino González (as Celestino Gonzalez)
Florencio Amarilla
Verna Harvey ... Shelby Hooker
Sally Adez ... Moira Logan
Clive Endersby ... Jacob Meade
Rebecca Wilson ... Edna Malechie
Luis Amarilla

Richard Basehart ... Nye Buell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rudy Ugland ... Will Coop (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Winner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerald Wilson  written by

Produced by
Michael Winner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Paynter (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Winner (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Manolo Mampaso 
 
Makeup Department
Mariano García Rey .... makeup artist (as Mariano Rey)
Antonio López .... hair stylist
Richard Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clifton Brandon .... production supervisor
José María Rodríguez .... production manager (as Jose Maria Rodriguez)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stefano Capriati .... assistant director
Peter Price .... assistant director
Antonio Tarruella .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Rafael Ablanque .... assistant art director
Ray Traynor .... property master
Barry Wilkinson .... stand-by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paddy Cunningham .... sound recordist
Russ Hill .... dialogue editor
Christopher Kent .... sound recordist
Terry Rawlings .... dubbing editor (as Terence Rawlings)
Ken Barker .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Hugh Strain .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Antonio Parra .... special effects
 
Stunts
John Landis .... stunts (uncredited)
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Luengo .... still photographer
Douglas F. O'Neons .... assistant camera (as Douglas O'Neons)
Raúl Pérez Cubero .... camera operator: second unit (as Raul Perez Cubero)
Anthony Troke .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Frederick Wilson .... supervising editor (as Freddie Wilson)
 
Music Department
Jerry Fielding .... conductor
Dick Lewzey .... music engineer (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lennie Niehaus .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
Stephen Cory .... production assistant
Rudy Ugland .... chief wrangler
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
110 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-15 (2010) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1972) (original rating) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1972) (re-rating) (heavily cut) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:16 (1972) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
This film is one of Charles Bronson's 70s westerns. His westerns made during the 1970s include Chino (1973), Red Sun (1971), Chato's Land (1972), From Noon Till Three (1976), Breakheart Pass (1975) and The White Buffalo (1977).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Captain Whitmore walks down the street in the opening sequence, the direction of his shadow changes from behind him and to his right to in front of him and to his left.See more »
Quotes:
Martin Hall:It's a hell of a place to die in.
Nye Buell:There ain't no good places.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Embalmer (1996)See more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
In Chato's Land, Manhunters Can Easily Become Wild Game, 16 April 2007
Author: Bensch from Salzburg, Austria

Michael Winner's "Chato's Land" of 1972 starring the great late Charles Bronson and the equally grand Jack Palance, who also passed away recently, is a tough-minded and violent English Western which should not be missed, and a must-see for every Bronson fan. Director Winner, who is most famous for his violent 1974 cult classic "Death Wish", is certainly one of the masters of uncompromising revenge cinema and "Chato's Land", Winners first collaboration with Bronson, is one of the movies which have rightly earned him this reputation.

When half-breed Apache Pardon Chato (Bronson) shoots a racist Sheriff in self defense in a Saloon, local men form a posse to catch him, in order to hang him as soon as possible. The posse is lead by former Confederate Captain Quincy Whitmore, who is more keen on the manhunt just for the good old times than out of hate towards Chato. The sadistic Hooker brothers who have also joined the posse, however, hate Indians of any kind, and they don't have the slightest scruples of doing anything to make the fugitive pay for defending himself. As the posse members get deeper and deeper into the desert of Indian territory, however, they have to find out that they might have underestimated their opponent. This is Chato's land, and in Chato's land the hunters can quickly become the hunted...

The acting in "Chato's Land" is great, Charles Bronson, who hardly says a word fits perfectly into his role. Jack Palance is superb in his role of Capt. Quincy Whitmore, and I couldn't imagine anybody else but Bronson and Palance to play the leading parts in this. Simon Oakland and Richard Johnson are also great in their ugly roles of Jubal Hooker and his psychopathic little brother Earl, and the cast furthermore contains Richard Basehart. The film is very well photographed in the Spanish Almería, certainly the best location for European Westerns.

"Chato's Land" is a brutal, tough-minded and great Western, which should not be missed by anybody who likes revenge movies. The performances are excellent, and the movie is stunning, raw and atmospheric from the beginning to the end. A must-see for Charles Bronson fans, Chato's Land is a great film. Highly recommended.

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