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Take a Hard Ride (1975)

PG | | Western | 29 October 1975 (USA)
After selling his cattle in town, ranch owner Morgan unexpectedly dies, and his foreman Pike has to deliver the payroll to Sonora, despite the perilous journey during which he's followed by many shady characters who want the money.

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(as Anthony M. Dawson)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Jerry Ludwig)
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Pike
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Tyree
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Catherine
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Kashtok
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Kane
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Morgan
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Dumper
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Skave
Charles McGregor ...
Cloyd
Leonard Smith ...
Cangey
Ronald Howard ...
Halsey
Ricardo Palacios ...
Calvera
Robin Levitt ...
Chico
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Angel
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Rugged trail boss and reformed criminal Pike promises his honest wealthy employer Morgan that he will venture across the desert to deliver $86,000 dollars in payroll money to a ranch in Sonora, Mexico. Pike makes an uneasy alliance with smooth, yet shifty gambler Tyree in order to successfully complete his dangerous mission. During their perilous trek Pike and Tyree encounter desperate prostitute Catherine and her loyal ace martial artist half-breed companion Kashtok. Meanwhile, ruthless bounty hunter Kiefer and numerous greedy others give dogged chase. Written by Woodyanders

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29 October 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La lunga cavalcata  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Hal Needham was brought in to coordinate stunts on the film. His idea (without telling stars Williamson or Brown) to accomplish the stunt of the wagon flying across the canyon was to attach rockets to the bottom of it. When Brown and Williamson found out about this, they had Needham promptly removed from the production. See more »

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Once again we find hay bales in the old west
26 December 2003 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Rugged western with a comedy side order. Several groups of toughs go after an innocent man who is holding a large amount of cash. Of course each group is intent on out gunning, linking forces, or back stabbing the other guy for a shot at the bucks. This led to loads of spaghetti style gunplay and many bodies biting the dust. Had to wonder how many black half breeds there were in the old west who could do spinning heel kicks and a flying double front kick. Only fair.


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