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The Hired Hand
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Release Date:
11 August 1971 (USA) See more »
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Peter Fonda is riding again... To the woman he lost ... for the revenge he craves!
Plot:
Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(14 articles)
Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond
 (From AwardsDaily. 30 June 2013, 12:05 PM, PDT)

Alan Sharp obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 14 February 2013, 3:45 AM, PST)

Obit: 'Night Moves' Screenwriter Alan Sharp, Memorial Planned
 (From Thompson on Hollywood. 13 February 2013, 12:40 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Simply a great film See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Peter Fonda ... Harry Collings

Warren Oates ... Arch Harris

Verna Bloom ... Hannah Collings
Robert Pratt ... Dan Griffen
Severn Darden ... McVey
Rita Rogers ... Mexican Woman

Ann Doran ... Mrs. Sorenson
Ted Markland ... Luke
Owen Orr ... Mace
Al Hopson ... Bartender
Megan Denver ... Janey Collings
Michael McClure ... Plummer
Gray Johnson ... Will
Len Marsal (as Len Marcel)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Larry Hagman ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Fonda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Sharp 

Produced by
William Hayward .... producer
Stanley A. Weiss .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Langhorne 
 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Mazzola 
 
Production Design by
Lawrence G. Paull 
 
Art Direction by
Lawrence G. Paull 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert De Vestel 
 
Costume Design by
Richard Bruno 
 
Makeup Department
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack Bohrer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hawk Koch .... assistant director (as Howard W. Koch Jr.)
John M. Poer .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mazzola Anthony .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Portman .... sound re-recordist
Le Roy Robbins .... sound
James Contrares .... sound (uncredited)
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Bob O'Neil .... optical lineup (uncredited)
Brad Reinke .... digital restoration producer (restored version) (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer
Ronald Vidor .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Sven Walnum .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natasha Nicholson .... wardrobe consultant
 
Other crew
Mary Bartelt .... assistant to producer
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Kathy Speer .... assistant to producer
 
Thanks
Tim Merrill .... special thanks: restored version
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for western violence and some sexual content (2003 re-rating)
Runtime:
90 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2001) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:R (2003 re-rating) | USA:GP (original rating) | West Germany:16 (f)
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Trivia:
Voted best film of the year 1971 by the magazine "Films and Filming".See more »
Quotes:
Arch Harris:[to an insistently insinuating stranger in a bar] You can always tell a man who's got something on his mind. He keeps talkin' to people he don't know. Now what is it you're tryin' to tell me?See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Simply a great film, 23 May 2003
Author: jaykay-10

To call this picture a Western is to diminish it, although it is in fact a Western; to call it a picture about male bonding is to do likewise, although it is most assuredly about that. It is so much more. Like the greatest works of art in any narrative medium, it concerns human relationships, including a person's relationship with the self. Because the story is presented with unrelieved seriousness it will not come close to appealing to everyone - but neither will the classic novels, plays, poems, etc. As an example of cinematic art, this obscure film belongs among the greats. All aspects of filmmaking are handled with a firm but sensitive touch. Its obscurity is difficult to explain, and impossible to justify.

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