In the small western town Vinegarroon the conflict between cattle and sheep breeders escalates. When a stranger appears in the town, the ranchers suspect he's a gun man, hired by the sheep ... See full summary »
An American returns to his native Dutch village in the nineteen thirties and causes a sensation there. When his pregnant daughter starts an affair with the son of the local cheese-factory ... See full summary »
Nikolai van der Heyde
Sandy van der Linden,
Reporter J.J. Dalton wants to write a story about a grueling 3000 km auto rally through Africa. When her deal to ride with a driver falls through, she hires ex-stuntman Eddie Miles, who is ... See full summary »
A young college student is sent to prison as much for killing a pedestrian with his car as for not paying his parking tickets. When the opportunity presents itself he escapes and is ... See full summary »
Marshal Flagg, an aging lawman about to be retired, hears that his old nemesis, the outlaw McKaye, is back in the area and planning a robbery. Riding out to hunt down McKaye, Flagg is ... See full summary »
A personal project for David Carradine playing a loner Vietnam veteran (is there any other kind these days?) who drifts into a quiet town, befriending a pretty flower-child and coming upon a dilapidated carousel on the city's outskirts. Carradine's obsession with the merry-go-round is steeped in the hypothetical, but we can appreciate his mysterious drive, as can Barbara Hershey as his girl (she was Carradine's real-life girl when much of the film was shot in 1973). It's a semi-remake (or retread) of Akira Kurosawa's "Ikiru" from 1952, and the troubled final result went through a number of title changes (I believe at one time it was called "Butterfly"). The cinematography is quite good, with deep reds and dusty browns, and Carradine's monosyllabic anti-hero--while familiar--is still quite interesting. ** from ****
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