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Tom Horn (1980)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  28 March 1980 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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John C. Coble
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U.S. Marshal Joe Belle
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Stablehand (as Elisha Cook)
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Lee Mendenhour
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Walter Stoll
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Ora Haley
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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 Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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rancher | trial | rustler | chaps | neo noir | See more »

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28 March 1980 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The type of gallows used to hang Horn from are called "Julian Gallows". This device uses water to initiate the action. Not as efficient as the more conventional method, reportedly the first use of the contraption (not for Horn) required a wait of 30 minutes before the trap dropped. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Tom Horn: [referring to the witnesses at his hanging] Sam, I never did see such a pasty-faced bunch of marshals.
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Good western
26 July 2000 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

My wife thinks this movie is a dirty portrayal of the West. Historians will argue about Horn and the events that happen in this film, but I like it. Do not watch the edited tv version, to get the real brutal feel of this film rent it. It is a good portrayal of how dirty and nasty the frontier really was. The end suits this film very well, and if my wife can watch an entire Western the film is well done.


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