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Tom Horn (1980)

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 Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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28 March 1980 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

William Goldman wrote an early version of the screenplay, with Don Siegel attached as director. Siegel dropped out after disagreements with Steve McQueen (whom Goldman found to be extremely eccentric), and Goldman's script, which McQueen rejected, was later the basis for Mr. Horn (1979). This was rushed into production to compete with this film, making it onto the airways several months ahead of the film's much-delayed release. See more »

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In the opening sequence, the wording says, "In 1901 he drifted into Wyoming 'Territory'". Wyoming had been a state since 1890. See more »

Quotes

Tom Horn: Did you get the letter that is telling you to not come around here?
Lee Mendenhour: I got your fucking letter, champion! I rolled it up in the back with tobacco and smoked it!
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Underrated classic
26 January 2004 | by (Wolverhampton England) – See all my reviews

Such a shame that the last two films Steve McQueen made didn't do very well, although it was probably a lot fairer on The Hunter which had the potential to be a great film, but the plot lost it way a bit. Tom Horn is considered to be one of the last great westerns, which Unforgiven was influenced by and got the recognition that Tom Horn didn't.

The scenery is amazing especially the shot of the court with the sunset as the verdict is been given. This is such a great film, nothing more, nothing less.


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