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Santee (1973)

PG | | Western | 3 May 1974 (Sweden)
A bounty hunter takes in the son of a man he killed.

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Santee
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Jody
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Valerie
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John Crow
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Sheriff Carter
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Banner
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Deaks (as Robert Wilke)
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J.C.
Taylor Lacher ...
Lance
John Bailey ...
Homesteader
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Hook
Caruth C. Byrd ...
Piano Player
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Grayson
Lindsay Crosby ...
Horn
William Ford ...
Postmaster
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Jody Deakes joins up with his father after many years, only to discover that his dad is part of an outlaw gang on the run from a relentless bounty hunter named Santee. Jody is orphaned soon after Santee catches up to the gang, and follows Santee in hopes of taking vengeance for his father's death. Instead, however, Jody discovers that Santee is a good and loving man, tormented by the death of his young son at the hands of another outlaw gang. Santee and his wife take Jody in and a father-son relationship begins to grow. Then the gang that killed Santee's son shows up. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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He's the best tracker in the west, but sometimes justice can be hard to find. See more »

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3 May 1974 (Sweden)  »

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Les trois flèches  »

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In 1972-73, actor Edward Platt (played "The Chief", in the secret agent parody TV show, "Get Smart" 1965-70) raised enough money to produce "Santee", which was one of the first independent color movies that was shot entirely on videotape. Platt saw the many advantages of using videotape rather than film. And his crew shot the production with portable TV cameras (Norelco PCP-70 NTSC analog television system & the Philips PC-70 studio color camera) along with the Ampex VR-3000 two-inch portable video tape recorder. Once completed, the images were transferred to the 35 mm film format for it's theatrical release. See more »

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Santee: Well, do you want to come along and see to their rights? They'll get a preacher, and a prayer, and a pine box, all at county expenses, if it means anything to you.
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Music by Don Randi
Lyrics by Bob Silver & Pete Willcox
Performed by The Raiders, featuring Paul Revere & Mark Lindsay
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Your basic western, made memorable by the late Silverheels
31 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Thoroughly mediocre Ford vehicle has him as the West's toughest bounty hunter (?!?). He lets the son of the guy he just killed follow him around, then eventually gives him a job. The son gives up his plans for revenge, opting to become a bounty hunter himself instead. Wynter is given a role that is thankless window dressing, and Silverheels is the only person in the movie who looks in shape for the West. Some good action, and it was good to see Silverheels in a movie again (though his part was fairly small), but bare plot goes on too long for its own good.


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