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 »
Almost in breadth and depth of a documentary, this movie depicts an auto race during the 70s on the world's hardest endurance course: Le Mans in France. The race goes over 24 hours on 14.5 ... See full summary »
Lee H. Katzin
In order to track down bail jumpers, Ralph 'Papa' Thorson goes on a series of routine and not-so-routine searches. Sometimes he takes down his quarry easily. At other times, he's forced to extreme measures which result in the injury or death of a lawbreaker. And then again, there are other moments when his own life is on the line. It's all enough to make Thorson question what he has done with his life. Written by
This movie is based on the life of real bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson aka Ralph Thorson. Thorson performed three roles on this movie. He acted as a technical consultant, had written the novel on which it was based, and played a small cameo. See more »
When Mr. Thorson goes to pick up Bernardo, he fires 9 rounds from a Colt M1911 pistol, a pistol which can hold at most 8 rounds. Since he flipped the slide on the pistol, any round in the chamber would have been ejected, so he should have been able to fire but 7 rounds. See more »
Christopher Keane has written one hell of a Novel and a screenplay. Want
proof of this? Steve McQueen not only made the movie he demanded that he
make THIS movie.
Ralph "Poppa" Thorsen is a professional bounty hunter with bad driving
skills, a house full of cons, cops, and hanger-ons. He has a passion for
past, a love for his mate, and a sincerity that is classic.
There are fantastic moments of comic relief, great drama, and perfect
chracter development. McQueen is totally loveable in this
If you have ever wanted to learn how to write a screenplay you should see
this film and read Chris Keane's book "How to write a selling screenplay".
You will know all you need to know after that.
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