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Director:
Writers:
Brian Garfield (novel)
Guerdon Trueblood (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 June 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Too Mean to Forgive ... Too Mad to Forget! See more »
Plot:
In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Realistic and somewhat violent western See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Andrew V. McLaglen 
 
Writing credits
Brian Garfield (novel "Gun Down")

Guerdon Trueblood (screenplay)

Produced by
William Belasco .... executive producer
Walter Seltzer .... producer
Russell Thacher .... producer
Guerdon Trueblood .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Duke Callaghan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fred A. Chulack  (as Fred Chulack)
 
Casting by
Jack Baur 
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno  (as Edward Carfagno)
 
Set Decoration by
Bob Signorelli 
 
Makeup Department
Lon Bentley .... makeup artist
Adele Taylor .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Sam Manners .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Blair Robertson .... first assistant director
Jack Roe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
Mark Wade .... property master
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator (as Hendrik G. Wynands)
 
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
Charles Sherlock .... boom operator
Bill Teague .... sound recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Paul Stewart .... special effects
 
Stunts
Joe Canutt .... stunt coordinator
Joe Canutt .... stunt double: Charlton Heston
Tap Canutt .... stunt double: James Coburn
Tony Brubaker .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Neil Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Hart .... gaffer
John London .... key grip
Frederic J. Smith .... assistant camera (as Fred Smith)
Jack Willoughby .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Jack N. Young .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles E. James .... wardrobe: men (as Charles James)
Donna Roberts .... wardrobe: women
 
Editorial Department
Michael Cipriano .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Leonard A. Engel .... music editor (as Leonard Engel)
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: stock music
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
 
Other crew
Don Ericson .... stand-in: Michael Parks
Al Jank .... wrangler
Gary Morris .... stand-in: Charlton Heston
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)
 

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Runtime:
98 min | Sweden:93 min (15-rated version) | Norway:94 min (cut)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1989) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1976) | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 (re-rating) | Sweden:(Banned) (1976) | UK:X | USA:R
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Trivia:
Reportedly, source novelist Brian Garfield liked this screen adaptation of his "Gun Down" novel and gave the film the thumbs up.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After having his ear shot by Shelby, Gant shows no sign of the injury in the next scenes, no scab, scar, blood or bandage, nothing.See more »
Quotes:
Pima County Sheriff Noel Nye:Well, don't worry about it, Sam. We'll get him. Yeah, we got automobiles, telegraph, the railroad. I ain't ever heard of anyone out run a telephone yet.See more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Realistic and somewhat violent western, 23 July 2004
Author: mjohncoady from Massachusetts, U.S.

A nice departure from the mainstream, "good guys wear white hats", product typical of the genre. First released in the 1970's, the movie followed in the experimental trend of the day begun with the "Spaghetti Westerns" starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, etc.

Both the protagonist and antagonist are throwbacks to an earlier time. Charlton Heston is somewhat dismayed and bewildered by the technological changes thrust upon him while James Coburn's character simply disregards them. The two men become locked in an ego battle that disregards all those around them except to the extent others are useful in pursuing their own personal goals. Both characters are incredible "hard men", physically, mentally, and emotionally and this aspect of their personalities plays out in single-minded, intense violence and cruelty.

The plot is nothing new, however. Coburn plays an escaped convict bent on avenging himself against Heston, the lawman who captured him. Coburn manipulates a gang of mostly dimwitted but dangerous criminals who kidnap Heston's daughter. Heston then chases them across hill and dale in an attempt to save her.

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