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Wild Rovers (1971)

GP  -  Western  -  13 October 1971 (France)
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Ross Bodine and Frank Post are cowhands on Walt Buckman's R-Bar-R ranch. Bodine is older and broods a bit about how he will get along when he's too old to cowboy. Post is young and ... See full summary »

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Ross Bodine
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Frank Post
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Walter Buckman
Lynn Carlin ...
Sada Billings
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John Buckman
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Paul Buckman
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Joe Billings
Leora Dana ...
Nell Buckman
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Ben
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Sheriff
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Maybell
Sam Gilman ...
Hansen
Charles H. Gray ...
Savage (as Charles Gray)
William Bryant ...
Hereford
Jack Garner ...
Cap Swilling
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Ross Bodine and Frank Post are cowhands on Walt Buckman's R-Bar-R ranch. Bodine is older and broods a bit about how he will get along when he's too old to cowboy. Post is young and rambunctious and ambitious for a better life than wrangling cows. When one of their fellow cowboys is killed in a corral accident, Post suggests a way into a better life for himself and his friend: robbing a bank. Bodine reluctantly joins in the plan and the two contrive to rob the local bank. They make good their escape initially, but Walt Buckman and his two sons, John and Paul, are incensed at this betrayal by their own trusted employees. John and Paul set out to bring Bodine and Post to justice. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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They were damned good cowboys, until they robbed a bank.

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Ross Bodine: You show me an old cowboy, a young cowboy or an in between cowboy with more than a few dollars in his poke and I'll show a cowboy that stopped being a cowboy and robbed banks.
Frank Post: Well, let's rob us a bank.
Ross Bodine: It'll be safer than getting married.
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Referenced in Lady Liberty (1971) See more »

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Ballad of the Wild Rovers
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Sung by William Holden
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Classic western style movie with William Holden
18 January 2002 | by (Solvesborg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I think this is really a good western. Some might say it's inferior to most westerns, and while it's definitely not a masterpiece, it's not that a bad entertaining work either. I liked it.

William Holden, as Ross Bodine, and Ryan O'Neal, as youngster Frank Post, work at a ranch as cattlemen for John Buckman, played by Tom Skerritt, but the two are growing tired of it, and plans are ahead, at least in Frank Post's head.

It's more than two hours long (which only makes it better) and things happen most of the time, that's what makes it so entertaining. It's beautifully directed with some Peckinpah-inspired slow-motion scenes as well.

I was impressed by Ryan O'Neal indeed as the young cowboy which is taken under it's wings by William Holden as the adventure takes off in a little town in the middle of nowhere.


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