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The Last Hard Men -- 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?
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Brian Garfield (novel)
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Release Date:
1 June 1976 (USA) See more »
Too Mean to Forgive ... Too Mad to Forget! See more »
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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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
Gary L. King .... special effects crew (uncredited)
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: James Coburn & Michael Parks
Al Jank .... wrangler
Gary Morris .... stand-in: Charlton Heston
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)

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98 min | Sweden:93 min (15-rated version) | Norway:94 min (cut)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1989) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1976) | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 (re-rating) | Sweden:(Banned) (1976) | UK:X | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Reportedly, source novelist Brian Garfield liked this screen adaptation of his "Gun Down" novel and gave the film the thumbs up.See more »
Anachronisms: Air raid siren can be heard several times in background during Burgand and Nye's initial conversation in sheriff's office.See more »
Zach Provo:The things I think up here, I think maybe two to three minutes ahead of you. And that's what counts.See more »


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10 out of 17 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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