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The Last Hard Men (1976)

R | | Western | 1 June 1976 (USA)
In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century.... See full summary »

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In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade the lawman who not only captured him but was also responsible for the death of Provo's wife, at least in Provo's mind. Part of his plan is to kidnap Burgade's daughter, which prompts him to strap on his guns and go after him on horseback. Can Burgade who has been retired for sometime still have what it takes to track Provo down? Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Too Mean to Forgive ... Too Mad to Forget! See more »

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The film was made and released five years after its source novel "Gun Down" by Brian Garfield had been first published in 1971. See more »

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Air raid siren can be heard several times in background during Burgand and Nye's initial conversation in sheriff's office. See more »

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[Provo sees the posse in hot pursuit]
Susan Burgade: Having second thoughts?
Zach Provo: A man who has second thoughts ain't no man.
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The Last Sadistic Twitches
26 July 2009 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is a minor 70s Western, directed with rather too much stolidity by Andrew V. McLaglen. Heston hasn't quite got the form in the genre to pull off the ageing lawman role, although you can certainly see his ornery old Republican role being practised before your eyes; Coburn is good as the psychotic halfbreed outlaw looking for revenge, but he needed a director who encouraged him to loosen up more and go loco.

The film does score points, though, in its nastiness. There is a genuinely sadistic universe on show here, as if in the last days of the Wild West the outlaw and the marshal both were reduced to being little more than collections of violent spasms, each twitch aimed at causing some torment to another human being, and each situation causing more twitchin'.


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