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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 »
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(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:
The Best Western since Seven Samauri! 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)
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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:
Harry Collings:Arch, If it gets, you know, the way it can out there... You just turn around.See more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Best Western since Seven Samauri!, 14 July 2003
Author: brewsterlewster from portland, maine

I just saw this film at the Maine International Film Festival and it was a real surprise. Sure it's not perfect but it is the most realistic, sensitive portrayal of the west I have seen on the big screen. Jane Fonda called it the first "feminist western" but I disagree. It does have the strongest female role you may see in a western and Verna Bloom is fantastic! Peter Fonda is excellent in his role, also, and does brilliant direction. The cinematography is a big heavy handed on the special ethereal effects for such a realistic film, but it does not distract too much from the underlying story and excellent acting. A must see!

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