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Eric Bercovici (screenplay) &
Jerrold L. Ludwig (screenplay)
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29 October 1975 (USA) See more »
It Rides With The Great Westerns See more »
Rugged trail boss and reformed criminal Pike promises his honest wealthy employer Morgan that he will... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jim Brown ... Pike

Lee Van Cleef ... Kiefer

Fred Williamson ... Tyree
Catherine Spaak ... Catherine

Jim Kelly ... Kashtok

Barry Sullivan ... Kane

Dana Andrews ... Morgan

Harry Carey Jr. ... Dumper

Robert Donner ... Skave
Charles McGregor ... Cloyd
Leonard Smith ... Cangey
Ronald Howard ... Halsey
Ricardo Palacios ... Calvera
Robin Levitt ... Chico

Buddy Joe Hooker ... Angel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Costello ... Card Player (uncredited)

Hal Needham ... Garmes (uncredited)

Directed by
Antonio Margheriti  (as Anthony M. Dawson)
Writing credits
Eric Bercovici (screenplay) &
Jerrold L. Ludwig (screenplay) (as Jerry Ludwig)

Produced by
Maria Luisa Alcaraz .... associate producer
Harry Bernsen .... producer
Leon Chooluck .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini 
Film Editing by
Stanford C. Allen 
Art Direction by
Julio Molina 
Costume Design by
Agustín Jiménez 
Makeup Department
Carmen Martín .... makeup artist
Production Management
Francisco Ardura .... production manager
Miguel Ángel Bermejo .... unit manager
José María Ochoa .... production supervisor
José María Ochoa .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José López Rodero .... assistant director (as Pepe Lopez Rodero)
Scott Maitland .... assistant director
Hal Needham .... second unit director
Sound Department
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Willis .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Luciano D'Achille .... special effects
Antonio Molina .... special effects
Javier Maiza .... stunt performer
Juan Maján .... stunts
Hal Needham .... stunts
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Raúl Pérez Cubero .... photography: second unit
Phil Stern .... still photographer
Carlo Tafani .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Dennis Mosher .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Other crew
Alan Arnold .... unit publicist
Stanley Bielecki .... press coordinator
Lucie Lichtig .... script supervisor
Mary Pepa Willis .... production secretary

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103 min
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The final film of Ronald Howard.See more »
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Okay, but could have been better, 7 November 2001
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

One of the last spaghetti westerns (though really, there was a good amount of American talent in front of and behind the camera), it does definitely have some novelty value - the cast, some good Canary Island scenery, a quick pace, and some good action sequences (best being the gunfight in the canyon). Still, there was clearly a bunch of potential wasted.

Brown is good, Williamson does okay, but the rest of the cast isn't actually given that much to do. Kelly's character could easily be written out, and Van Cleef's bad guy character isn't fully developed (for one thing, the movie doesn't seem to know what to do with him at the end.) And the script really isn't that much - it more or less consists of either the protagonists riding through the desert, or engaged in action.

Die-hard western fans (especially those who like spaghetti westerns) will probably find enough to enjoy about it, but this certainly won't convert anyone who normally avoids this genre.

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