A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the ... See full summary »
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A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ambitions of ranchers and corrupt officials as progress marches over him and the old west. Written by
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When Gary Combs tested the replica gallows trapdoor system, the "Peter Pan" safety cable broke, causing him to suffer a rope burn on his neck when the breakaway knot released, saving his life. See more »
The rifle Steve McQueen uses in the film is a Winchester Model 1876, stated to be chambered in .45-60 Winchester, however, the rifle was actually chambered in .45-75 Winchester. The real life Tom Horn carried a Winchester Model 1894 chambered in .30-30 Winchester. See more »
Did you get the note telling you to not come around here?
I got your fucking note! I rolled it up in the back with tobacco and smoked it!
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Steve McQueen's second to last feature (followed by "The Hunter") was undeservedly neglected upon its release in 1980. Westerns still had not made a comeback, and McQueen himself had not been seen in a major commercial vehicle since "The Towering Inferno" in 1974. As Tom Horn, McQueen, then suffering from a deadly form of lung cancer that would take his life only six months after the film's release, had a fittingly poignant role as the famed scout who faces his execution (on trumped-up charges) with a quiet dignity and weary resignation. Some of the story seems muddled (did he or did he not accidentally kill a child, having mistaken it for an animal?), but McQueen's performance is strong and well worth seeing, as is the film as a whole.
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