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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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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:
The film's closing credits declare that "portions of this film were photographed at Old Tucson Studios, Tucson, Arizona".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:
Zach Provo:Are you in or out?
Will Gant:Man, for four thousand in gold, I'd cut my old man in a town square and let the vultures feed on his carcass!
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Revenging A Collateral Casualty, 7 January 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The Last Hard Men finds James Coburn an outlaw doing a long sentence breaking free from a chain gang. Do he and his friends head for the Mexican border from jail and safety. No they don't because Coburn has a mission of revenge. To kill the peace officer who brought him in and in the process killed his woman.

That peace officer is Charlton Heston who is now retired and he knows what Coburn is after. As he explains it to his daughter, Barbara Hershey, Coburn was holed up in a shack and was involved in a Waco like standoff. His Indian woman was killed in the hail of bullets fired. It's not something he's proud of, she was a collateral casualty in a manhunt.

Lest we feel sorry for Coburn he lets us know full well what an evil man he truly is. Heston is his usual stalwart hero, but the acting honors in The Last Hard Men go to James Coburn. He blows everyone else off the screen when he's on.

Coburn gets the bright idea of making sure Heston trails him by kidnapping Hershey and taking her to an Indian reservation where the white authorities can't touch him. He knows that Heston has to make it personal then.

Coburn's gang includes, Morgan Paull, Thalmus Rasulala, John Quade, Larry Wilcox, and Jorge Rivero. Heston has Chris Mitchum along who is his son-in-law to be.

The Last Hard Men is one nasty and brutal western. Andrew McLaglen directed it and I'm thinking it may have been a project originally intended for Sam Peckinpaugh. It sure shows a lot of his influence with the liberal use of slow motion to accentuate the violence. Of which there is a lot.

For a little Peckinpaugh lite, The Last Hard Men is your film.

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