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Joe Kidd -- Clint Eastwood stars as a gunslinger hired by a wealthy land baron (Robert Duvall) to stop the rebellion of local Mexican revolutionaries who claim they've been cheated out of their land.

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Director:
Writer:
Elmore Leonard (written by)
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Release Date:
14 July 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If you're looking for trouble - - - he's JOE KIDD
Plot:
An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Not one of Clint's best western but it's still decent See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Joe Kidd

Robert Duvall ... Frank Harlan

John Saxon ... Luis Chama

Don Stroud ... Lamarr
Stella Garcia ... Helen Sanchez
James Wainwright ... Mingo

Paul Koslo ... Roy

Gregory Walcott ... Mitchell

Dick Van Patten ... Hotel Manager
Lynne Marta ... Elma
John Carter ... Judge
Pepe Hern ... Priest

Joaquín Martínez ... Manolo (as Joaquin Martinez)
Ron Soble ... Ramon
Pepe Callahan ... Naco
Clint Ritchie ... Calvin
Gil Barreto ... Emilio
Ed Deemer ... Bartender
Maria Val ... Vita
Chuck Hayward ... Eljay
Michael R. Horst ... Deputy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Eastin ... Rider (uncredited)
Doug Greenough ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Archie Harrison ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Rick Kahana ... Altar Boy (uncredited)
Tony Kahana ... Boy (uncredited)
Mark Klinkowsky ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Ron Manning ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Fred McDougall ... Gunman (uncredited)
Steve Miller ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Read Morgan ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Steve Moriarty ... Citizen (uncredited)
John Quijada ... Bandito (uncredited)
A.L. Ward ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Troy Ward ... Local Hire (uncredited)

Directed by
John Sturges 
 
Writing credits
Elmore Leonard (written by)

Produced by
Sidney Beckerman .... producer
Robert Daley .... executive producer
Clint Eastwood .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jennings Lang .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Alexander Golitzen 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles S. Thompson (set decorations)
 
Production Management
Ernest B. Wehmeyer .... unit production manager (as Ernest Wehmeyer)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Fargo .... assistant director (as Jim Fargo)
 
Art Department
Ralph Horn .... stagehand (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James R. Alexander .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
 
Stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Running Deer .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana .... stunts (uncredited)
George Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
Autry Ward .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Chuck Queenan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sinola" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1972) | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (1993) (2003) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The custom Savage 99 that Frank Harlan carries is a left hand model.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Joe fires up the train, white smoke comes out of the smokestack. After that, all long shots show dark black smoke, while shots from inside the train show no smoke coming out at all.See more »
Quotes:
Judge:Do you know it's against the law to hunt on Reservation land?
Joe Kidd:Well the deer didn't know where he was, and I wasn't sure either.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Drive-in Movie Memories (2001)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not one of Clint's best western but it's still decent, 14 October 2011
Author: KineticSeoul from United States

This may not be one of the best western to feature Clint Eastwood, but it's still a decent western. Yeah, the plot maybe a bit standard but still the movie does have it's moments few times. The triumphant soundtrack is also a plus. on the negative side the story is pretty standard and the movie just isn't all that character driven either. It just lacked certain elements that made some of Clint's other western films great. The part that I liked was how it's difficult to choose a side for a while. Sometimes the movie seemed to try a bit too hard to show how short tempered and badass the main protagonist is while also having some moral ethics. Although it can sometimes be cool to see the effects of his short temper. Some aspects of this film just seemed a bit forced and although it's a decent western not much really stood out. In fact it seemed more like a western TV show episode than a actual movie. Besides the fact that this movie has two great actors, Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall.

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