A sharpshooting saddle tramp with a price on his head falls for the daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. He vows to win enough money in shooting contests to win her father's approval, but ... See full summary »
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 Hugh Cardiff (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Doc Bogardus (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Vern Tyree (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Libby Tyree (2 episodes, 1980)
Timothy Scott ...
 Caleb Rice (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Doc Holliday (2 episodes, 1980)
Trish Stewart ...
 Jeannette Fowler (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Fitz Bragg (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Joe McBride (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Bob Halburton (2 episodes, 1980)
Geno Silva ...
 Ibran (2 episodes, 1980)
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A sharpshooting saddle tramp with a price on his head falls for the daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. He vows to win enough money in shooting contests to win her father's approval, but when he returns years later, he finds she has married another man who is jealous of her affections. The husband tries to have a murder warrant served on the drifter; shoots him in the back and when and hires a gambler to murder the man. None of these attempts on the drifter's life kills him and when the wife leaves him, the husband goes gunning for the drifter, now the star of a Wild West show. Written by Daivd Bassler

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A blood and thunder extravaganza [Video] [Australia]

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24 January 1980 (USA)  »

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The Ben Johnson character "Doc Bogardus" is a combination of two professional exhibition shooters who carried on a rivalry from 1877 - 1883. William Frank "Doc" Carver (1840-1927) and Capt. Adam Henry Bogardus (1833-1913). The rivalry ended in 1883 when Carver out shot Bogardus in 19 of the 25 sponsored contests between them. See more »

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Caleb Rice: A thousand dollars is a lot of money for fellas like you and me. Fellas like Doc Borgardus... that just pays for the whiskey. He didn't ride all the way for a piddlin' thousand dollars... Side bets. The money's in side bets.
Hugh Cardiff: Yeah?
Caleb Rice: How much money have you got?
Hugh Cardiff: Some.
Caleb Rice: I figure to be gettin' about 20 to 1 odds, so put your money on Caleb Rice. That's the side bets I was talkin' about.
Hugh Cardiff: If I do any bettin' I'll be bettin' on myself.
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El Stinko
28 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some of the worst acting ever committed to film by name players. The story is weak, the score abysmal, the directing non existent. This may have been the film that doomed Sam Elliott to supporting roles, B movies and TV westerns following his bravura performance in "Once An Eagle." Dennis Hopper's mumbled lines take up about 30 seconds. Ben Johnson is sleepwalking through his role and the female lead would have had difficulty outshining the furniture. Poorly written, poorly directed and poorly acted. It is hard to understand the high ratings given by some reviewers. If the novel on which it was based was as bad as this two-part miniseries, it is hard to believe it was published. The horses were pretty good, however.


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