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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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Western | Drama

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21 December 1973 (USA)  »

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Riata  »

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This originally started life as a Samuel Fuller film with Richard Harris and Bo Hopkins. Filming had begun but Warner Brothers were so unimpressed with the first rushes that they shut down the production and retooled it completely. 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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Begins and ends with a bang
16 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

See it – Kind of "trippy" in parts, which is to be expected for a western made during the 70's. But this one's exciting, action-packed, violent, and stars the talented Richard Harris. Harris is possibly the most underrated actor in film history. In this western classic, he plays an Irish sheriff who goes after a band of outlaws who have murdered his family. He tracks them down one by one seeking revenge. The movie starts out uniquely with the first few minutes of the film's dialogue accompanied by a slideshow of pictures. Then, the first gunfight explodes onto the screen and the pace never lets up until the end. This tragic movie is definitely not a feel-good story. But it begins and ends with a bang. 3.5 out of 5 action rating.


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