In the 1870s, the colonial administrator hires bounty hunter Palmer and gun salesman Ben to wipe out an army of Irish Catholic revolutionaries in their stronghold. Palmer and Ben recruit ...
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In the 1870s, the colonial administrator hires bounty hunter Palmer and gun salesman Ben to wipe out an army of Irish Catholic revolutionaries in their stronghold. Palmer and Ben recruit three gun men to help them and their mission is successful but when they go to get their payment they are trapped by treacherous officials. Ben and Palmer must fight their way to safety.
Early in the film, Dick steals a white horse from a trooper, but rides a paint for most of the film. The gang don't have any extra horses - but in the final scenes, Dick is riding the white again. See more »
I just saw the movie for the first time, having borrowed a 20-year old VHS tape from a friend. I had never heard of it before and was quite impressed. The picture and sound quality of the tape was not that good, so I wont comment on that, but the movie itself was definitely entertaining. Made in Australia, the movie gives an interesting look into a wild-west where the the tea-party in Boston and the American revolution never occurred. The British want to get rid of a revolutionary (and rather criminal) gang-leader in the Australian out lands, and hire two gunmen to do the job, planning to do away with them when the job is over. The gunmen recruit helpers, and the game is afoot (won't spoil the fun by telling how it all ends up).
The tone of the movie is like The Comancheros, fun but just enough realism to keep you interested. The dialog is often quite witty (and sometimes not that 1880ish, like when they talk about ordering Chinese food - could you really do that in Australia at that time?) and the action moves along nicely. All in all a western well worth your time.
It is sad that this movie seems so difficult to get hold of. I suppose I should count myself lucky to have seen it at all, VHS and 20 years of wear and tear not withstanding. I really hope it is still lurking in some Australian safe-box, and that it will someday be re-released in blu-ray or DVD format. Count me in as one of the customers...
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