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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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Release Date:
14 July 1972 (USA) See more »
If you're looking for trouble - - - he's JOE KIDD
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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Decent, if not the most memorable Eastwood Western See more (66 total) »


  (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
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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88 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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 | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Writer Elmore Leonard certainly did know something about classic firearms. From Frank Harlan's Custom Savage 99 (1899), Olin Mingo's Remington-Keene sporter (1880) in .45-70, Lamarr Simms Mauser C-96 (1896) broomhandle and Joe's Cased Ross Rifle sporter model M-10 (1910) in .280 Ross. Leonard took special care to ensure all weapons (even the optics) were period accurate for that movie, being set in pre-statehood New Mexico territory (1912).See more »
Factual errors: Some of the characters wear 1970s bat wing rodeo hats, especially Frank Harlan.See more »
[last lines]
Mitchell:Well, that settles that. Anything I can do for you, Joe?
Joe Kidd:[punches him in the nose]
Mitchell:Joe, you shouldn't 'o done that.
Joe Kidd:Next time I'll knock your damn head off.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Drive-in Movie Memories (2001)See more »


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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Decent, if not the most memorable Eastwood Western, 21 September 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a pretty good though very simple Western and I am sure that the somewhat low ratings are due, in part, to the movie not being exactly what Clint Eastwood fans expected. In this film, he plays Joe Kidd--a decent sort of guy but not exactly as super-human as "the man with no name" in his Spaghetti Westerns. He's a lot like Eastwood in UNFORGIVEN because he seems not so super-human, except that he is a fundamentally decent person in JOE KIDD, whereas in UNFORGIVEN he's almost like a multiple personality (one nice and the other evil). The character Joe Kidd shows off his abilities here and there, but he isn't the amazing man with a 6-shooter as you'd expect from Eastwood either--though he sure does pretty well with a rifle or train (you'll have to see what I mean by seeing the picture). So overall, this film is very good but a bit subdued and more realistic than most of Eastwood's Westerns--plus at under 90 minutes, it's pretty short as well. One way I knew this was a pretty good flick was that my wife sat and watched the film with me--and she hates Westerns.

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