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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Steve McQueen had struggled to find film work after the failure of An Enemy of the People (1978). 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 »

Quotes

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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An old Josh Randall rides into the sunset.
29 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Really an under-rated film.

Although McQueen is tired (physically) from his cancer, he plays off his physical condition to portray a 19th Century western hero who is past his prime and society's 20th Century double-moral standards.

He is quite believable in this one and manages to avoid playing Steve McQueen "Vin"/Josh Randall.

Half-way through the film you have a pretty good idea how the story will end, but the characterizations are good enough to keep you in your seat or, now with videos, on your couch until the end. This is a well done, decent morality play.

It's interesting that Steve McQueen's last two movies reflect his early screen persona- a cowboy and a bounty hunter (who wore a flight jacket). It is a great tribute to McQueen that he is is still extremely popular with movie goers nearly 25 years after his death.


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