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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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User Reviews:
Two classic stars battle it out.. See more (30 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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Aspect Ratio:
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In his book "The Actor's Life", Charlton Heston says that Sean Connery and Robert Shaw were considered for the role of Zach Provo, and that Jack Smight and possibly Stuart Rosenberg were considered for the director. In the end, James Coburn played the part of Provo, and Andrew V. McLaglen, the veteran director of Westerns, stepped into the director's chair.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:
Lee Roy Tucker:When lead starts slappin' these rocks up here, do you figure we're all going to hide behind that juicy little butt of hers?See more »

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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Two classic stars battle it out.., 4 August 2005
Author: smiley-32 from Luton, England

I've seen this film on Sky Cinema not too long ago.. I must admit, it was a really good Western which features 2 of the big names.. On one side, there's Charlton Heston, playing the infamous and retired lawman Samuel Burgade. On the other.. The late James Coburn playing the villainous Zach Provo.. seeking revenge on Burgade no matter what the cost..!

The good thing about this film was there was some really good characters.. Most of the actors played it out really well.. Especially James Coburn, who I find that he was really mean in this film.. But that how it was..

Christopher Mitchum, who I've seen everywhere in other films.. Playing Hal Brickman.. I felt his character was left out in the cold, but he manage to get himself back in by teaming up with Burgade, to bring down Provo's posse's!

All in all, it was a great film.. Very good to watch.. Great score from the late Jerry Goldsmith..

Wonderful piece of Western persona..! 8 out of 10.

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