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High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980)

Former Marshal Will Kane returns to Hadleyville a year after he resigned and finds the town in the grip of a tyrannical marshal who abuses his power.

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Martin Garver (as Henry Max Kendrick)
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Will Kane returns to his hometown of Hadleyville with his wife Amy for the first time in years since his famous gunfight with Frank Miller and his gang to face a new menace of his town in the grip of a bounty-hunting marshal named J.D. Ward and his two gun-happy deputies pursuing Ben Irons, a drifter wanted dead or alive for a crime he didn't commit whom he asks Kane to help him which sets the stage for a second major gunfight within the town. Written by Anonymous

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Will Kane: Son, you don't want to do what you're thinkin'
Harlan Tyler: I don't, huh?
Will Kane: You can't talk to him, huh?
Ben Irons: No, I'm just his interpreter.
Will Kane: All right, Ben... he touches his gun, I go to you first and then him.
Ben Irons: That's a stylish bluff... makes a poor child stop and consider... almost like you think you can take us both.
Will Kane: Well, I got no reason to doubt it.
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Why oh why?!
15 February 2011 | by (Reno, Nevada ex United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pernell Roberts left Bonanza because, as a serious actor, there was not enough opportunity for him to show his acting skills. He made this movie? Why oh why?! My wife is a fan of Lee Majors, so we watched this movie! Why oh why?! Everyone knows High Noon was a truly great movie, so they made a 'sequel'. Why oh why?! If you watch this movie before reading the reviews, you too will say 'Why oh why?!' This movie truly deserves the accolade of 'awful'. The story line is extraordinarily weak - an excuse for a final, face-to-face showdown between an ex-hero (Lee Majors) who doesn't like to use a gun and a nasty piece of work (pseudo-lawman Pernell Roberts) who is an expert with a rifle from long distance (note the scene where he pulls his rifle quickly to his eye and shoots a 'baddy' from super long distance without barely a moment to take aim, using a rifle without a sight???) but, according to Kane (Majors), only likes to face up to his victims from a distance. I suffered the pathetic story line hoping for a dramatic ending - it wasn't dramatic, but at least it was an ending! Yes, I watched it all the way through - why oh why?!


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