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The Deadly Trackers (1973)

Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring ... See full summary »

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Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick
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Frank Brand
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Gutierrez, Mexican Policeman
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Choo Choo
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Schoolboy
Paul Benjamin ...
Jacob
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Herrero
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Maria
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Katharine Kilpatrick
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Deputy Bill (as Bill Bryant)
Sean Marshall ...
Kevin Kilpatrick
Read Morgan ...
Deputy Bob
Joan Swift ...
Teacher
Ray Moyer ...
Priest
Armando Acosta ...
Mole
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Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is challenged by a noble Mexican Sheriff interested only in carrying out the law - not vengeance. Written by jimthemoviefreak@gmail.com

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The sheriff fought for peace. Now he would kill for vengeance.

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Riata  »

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When Sam Fuller was going to direct, he wanted Terence Stamp for the Rod Taylor part. See more »

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When Jacob is fleecing Choo-Choo at cards, he plays with an Ace of Clubs, an Ace of Diamonds, and a Queen. When Choo-Choo picks a card, it is the Ace of Spades, and the Spade on the card is much larger than the other symbols. Since Jacob can manipulate the cards so that Choo-Choo always loses, this might be intentional. When Choo-Choo realizes he lost, we then see all three cards face-down. When they are turned over, only aces are shown, no queen. See more »

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Violent and overlong western about a relentless revenge with very good cast
21 August 2016 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This is a violent and gory western wit thrills, noisy action, riding pursuits, shootouts and a real vendetta. It deals with a sheriff who heads Southwest of the border to get his pound of flesh from the bandits who slew his family in a bank robbery .

Exciting western that displays an extreme battle of wits and strong story about a merciless vengeance among some spiteful characters. Being based on a story written by the great Samuel Fuller titled Riata and with an interesting screenplay by the prestigious Lukas Heller who also wrote Dirty Dozen, Monty Walsh ,Too late the hero and Flight of the Phoenix . Duo protagonist is frankly well , as Richard Harris and Rod Taylor, both of whom give excellent acting . Support cast is awesome such as Neville Brand ,William Smith , Al Littieri,Isela Vega, Paul Benjamin , William Bryant , Pedro Armendariz among others. The picture is pretty well but it might have been more bearable if Samuel Fuller had not been bumped from the director chair as it is , he and other contributors refused to be listed in the credits. Furthermore , it is full of atmosphere musical score by Fred Steiner . Evocative and colorful cinematography by Gabriel Torres .

The motion picture was professionally directed by Barry Shear and uncredited Samuel Fuller , though it has some flaws and gaps . Shear directed some nice films as Across 110th street and Wild in the streets and a lot of TV episodes. Rating 6 acceptable and passable western


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