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Release Date:
8 October 1976 (USA) See more »
The Story Of A Man Who Dares To Stand His Ground-- Until They Blow It Out From Under Him! See more »
An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Fonda ... Tom Hunter
Gino Franco ... Dylan Hunter

Harry Northup ... Sheriff Len Skerritt

Philip Carey ... Pierce Crabtree

Noble Willingham ... Senator Hingle

John Doucette ... Jeff Hunter

Scott Glenn ... Charlie Hunter (as Scott Glen)

Lynn Lowry ... Lorene Maddox
Kathleen Miller ... Carolee Hunter
Ted Markland ... Hal Fraser
Laura Weatherford ... Fraser Child (as Laura Wetherford)
Gerry Weatherford ... Fraser Child (as Gerry Wetherford)
Peter Fain ... Gillette

Al Wyatt Sr. ... Judge O'Connor (as Allan Wyatt)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Armitage ... Man playing tennis (uncredited)
William Harrison ... Henchman in black (uncredited)
Maurice Jones ... Lorene Maddox's mother (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Demme 
Writing credits
Jonathan Demme (written by)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Evelyn Purcell .... co-producer
Original Music by
Bruce Langhorne 
Cinematography by
Michael W. Watkins (director of photography) (as Michael Watkins)
Film Editing by
Anthony Magro 
Production Management
Neil Rapp .... assistant production manager
Paul Rapp .... in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Castle .... second assistant director (as Mike Castle)
David Osterhout .... first assistant director
Evelyn Purcell .... second unit director
Paul Rapp .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Doyle Hall .... visual consultant
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Don Coufal .... boom operator (uncredited)
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt man (as Bill Burton)
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunt man (as Allan Wyatt Jr.)
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunt coordinator (as Allan Wyatt)
Camera and Electrical Department
William Birch .... additional photographer (as Bill Birch)
Jim Coe .... still photographer
Jack N. Green .... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Pete Hill .... assistant camera (as Peter Hill)
George Kohut .... assistant camera
Calvin Sterry .... key grip (as Cal Sterry)
Michael Van Howten .... gaffer
Tak Fujimoto .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nan Hinds .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Lee Williams .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bruce Langhorne .... conductor
Other crew
Tikki Goldberg .... production coordinator
Eric Gorder .... stand-in (uncredited)
Charles Lippincott .... publicist (uncredited)
John Solie .... cover illustrator (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
90 min | USA:88 min (FMC Library Print)
Aspect Ratio:
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Like many other films, Peter Fonda provided his own artillery for the climatic scene where he infiltrates Crabtree's house.See more »
Continuity: When Len Skeritt gets up from the scuffle at the construction site, he puts his hat on, but when he walks over to grill the "security expert", he's seen putting his hat on again.See more »
Pierce Crabtree:You play, sheriff?
[Serves a tennis ball]
Pierce Crabtree:I don't play games.
Pierce Crabtree:It's not a game. It's a sport.
Sheriff Len Skerritt:Don't have time for them, either.
Pierce Crabtree:I told you to arrest the Hunter boy.
[Firmly serves a ball to his opponent]
Pierce Crabtree:Not half the people in the valley! You know, sheriff, a lot of folks didn't like the looks of all those old people being brought into town in handcuffs.
Sheriff Len Skerritt:You didn't tell me to make any arrests, Mr. Crabtree. I acted on by a complaint from a citizen. You.
Pierce Crabtree:What about my bulldozer? You could have held him on that, at least.
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An Early Effort From Jonathan Demme, 14 December 2000
Author: G-Man-25 from Iowa City, IA

This standard but reasonably diverting revenge/action drama is an early effort from writer/director Jonathan Demme, who would go on to Oscar greatness years later with "Silence Of The Lambs." The movie delivers all the ingredients one would expect from B-Movie producer Roger Corman PLUS a quietly effective performance from Peter Fonda as a family man who is pushed to the limits when a strip-mining tycoon tries to bully his way into taking over Fonda's father's stretch of farm land. It's nothing you probably haven't seen before, but it's solidly done and Fonda makes for a great low-key hero worth rooting for. *** stars

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