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When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)

 -  Drama  -  1 February 1980 (Spain)
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Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture.

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Cheryl
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Teddy
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Angel Childress
Dixie Harris ...
Grandma Childress
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Rhea Childress
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Clarisse Ethridge
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Richard Ethridge
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Stephen Ryder
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Lyle Striker
Bill McKinney ...
Tommy Clark
Alex Colon ...
Younger Mexican Man
Joe Hernandez ...
Older Mexican Man
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Radio Preacher
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Ceil Ryder
Sherry Unger ...
Bar Floozy
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Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture. Written by Michael A Kortt <mkortt@une.edu.au>

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1 February 1980 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

I epistrofi tou Red Ryder  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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The nick-name of Stephen Ryder (Peter Firth) was "Red Ryder". The character had the same first name as Steven Slesinger who was one of the co-creators of the "Red Ryder" comic-strip that the nick-name was derived from. The Stephen Ryder character also had the same last name as the Red Ryder cowpoke character from the comic. See more »

Quotes

Teddy: [putting tape over Clarisse's mouth]
Teddy: I'm sorry.
Clarisse Ethridge: Are you?
Teddy: No, but I wish I was.
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References The Gunfighter (1950) See more »

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The Thrill is Gone
Written by Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell
Performed by B.B. King
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Amazing Performance from Marjoe Gortner!
14 June 2006 | by (Rain City, Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

Marjoe Gortner's performance in this film will amaze you. He holds your attention the way a snake will stare down its prey to keep it docile and thoroughly cowed until dying time. One gets a taste of the incredible reserves of passion and energy he exuded as a preacher in his performance here as a scruffy criminal who holds a disparate group of characters hostage in a roadside diner in the middle of New Mexico.(For more on this amazing man watch 1972's Oscar-winning MARJOE)

Gortner is supported by a fine cast which includes Hal Linden, Lee Grant,Peter Firth and Pat Hingle, among others. This is another one of those undeservedly unknown movies that will really knock your socks off if you can manage to see it anywhere. Highly recommended.


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