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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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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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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 »

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At he beginning of the horse-breaking scene the horse's hair is a mess and covered in mud. Once the horse is lassoed, the horse is suddenly clean and brushed. At the conclusion of the scene, as it runs away, the horse is muddy again. 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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"I am afraid of losing my ability to be able to come and go as I please."
17 November 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Directed by William Wiard and based on a true story, "Tom Horn" opens in 1901, in Wyoming, where McQueen meets John C. Coble (Richard Farnsworth) who offered him to ease up at his place for a while… Tom accepted, but he said I'd to earn my keep…

Seeing Horn with great ability with a rifle, and after speaking with the Association, John asks him to eliminate the rustlers who have completely wiped out their herd profits not to mention what the buzzards and the predators have done to their cash crops…

But after one incident has disturbed the Association in town, and the rustling has stopped, they determined to get rid of Horn forgetting he was only doing what they hired him to do… Mc Queen plays well the Indian tracker "scared to death of lobster, the man of the West "afraid to lose his freedom and not be able to get back up in those hills again."

Linda Evans is appealing as the school teacher from Hawaii who saw a man of the Old West trying to live in the New…

Richard Farnsworth is the loyal friend John C. Coble who was quite sure that Tom never killed that kid… John advices him not to try to break out of the jail… He knows he can do it, but it's just admitting his guilt if he tries…

Billy Green Bush is the U.S. Marshal Joe Belle who asks the newspaperman to sit behind the door and write lying down what he hears real good…

Slims Pickens is the old Sheriff Sam Creed who arrested Tom…

With a legendary hero, great photography and good direction "Tom Horn" is very good Western to watch…


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