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19 February 1982 (USA) See more »
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A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before long both are on the run from the law. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Willie Nelson ... Barbarosa

Gary Busey ... Karl Westover

Isela Vega ... Josephina

Gilbert Roland ... Don Braulio
Danny De La Paz ... Eduardo

Alma Martinez ... Juanita (as Alma Martínez)

George Voskovec ... Herman Pahmeyer
Sharon Compton ... Hilda
Howland Chamberlain ... Emil
Harry Caesar ... Sims
Wolf Muser ... Floyd
Kai Wulff ... Otto
Roberto Contreras ... Cantina Owner
Luis Contreras ... Angel
Itasco Wilson ... Mattie
Bruce Smith ... Photographer
Sonia de León ... Old Prostitute (as Sonia DeLeon)

Joanelle Romero ... Young Prostitute (as Joannelle Nadine Romero)
Michael S. O'Rourke ... Brither (as Michael O'Rourke)
Bentley H. Garrett ... Bartender
Allison Wittliff ... Emily
Juan José Martínez ... 1st Boy (as Juna Jose Martinez)
Rene Luna ... 2nd Boy (as Reno Luna)
Christopher García ... 3rd Boy
Philip Pena ... 4th Boy (as Philip Peña)

Jake Busey ... Cook Boy
Reid Wittliff ... Cook Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert English ... Horse Trader

Directed by
Fred Schepisi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William D. Wittliff 

Produced by
Paul Lazarus III .... producer (as Paul N. Lazarus III)
Martin Starger .... executive producer
William D. Wittliff .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Smeaton 
 
Cinematography by
Ian Baker 
 
Film Editing by
David Ramirez 
Don Zimmerman 
 
Art Direction by
Michel Levesque 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas L. Roysden  (as Tom Roysden)
 
Makeup Department
Edwin Butterworth .... makeup artist (as Ed Buttworth)
Charlene Roberson .... makeup artist
Georgina Williams .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Howard P. Alston .... executive production manager (as Howard Alston)
Dick Gallegly .... unit production manager
Richard L. O'Connor .... executive in charge of production
James Potter .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Cosentino .... second assistant director (as Bill Cosentino)
Tommy Thompson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
William Apperson .... assistant art director
James Arrigo .... propmaker foreman
Anthony P. Cellucci .... assistant property master (as Tony Cellucci)
Leon Ericksen .... special design consultant
Bruce J. Gfeller .... construction coordinator (as Bruce Gfeller)
Russell Goble .... property master (as Russ Goble)
John R. Jensen .... co-construction coordinator
Stuart John .... construction foreman
Michael Taylor .... lead man
Ken Walker .... assistant property master
Donald B. Woodruff .... set designer (as Don Woodruff)
 
Sound Department
Terry Burns .... boom operator
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Gravenor .... production sound mixer
Jim Henrikson .... supervising sound mixer
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recording mixer (as Donald MacDougall)
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound editor (as Frank Warner)
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Edgar .... special effects assistant
Marcel Vercoutere .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bill Couch .... stunt double
Chuck Couch .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Blair .... key grip
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera
Fay Caughron .... camera operator
Richard Clarkson .... second assistant camera
Lowell Crisp .... electrician
Virgil E. Hammond III .... camera technician: Cinemobile System Inc.
Lutz Hapke .... camera operator (as Lute Hapke)
Jim Lucas .... camera operator (as James Lucas)
David Marsik .... gaffer
Vern Matthews .... grip: second unit
George Mooradian .... first assistant camera
Edwin Myers .... second assistant camera (as Ed Myers)
Neil Roach .... camera operator
Michael Schuyler .... best boy
Dean Williams .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Dianne Crittenden .... casting: Los Angeles (as Diane Crittenden)
Michele Harrah .... casting: Lajitas/Del Rio
Elsie Julian .... casting: Fredericksburg
Liz Keigley .... casting: Fredericksburg
Shari Rhodes .... casting: Fredericksburg
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... costume supervisor (as Darryl Athons)
Nancy McArdle .... costumer: women
Glenn Wright .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Rebecca Einfeld .... assistant editor
Gregory M. Gerlich .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Mike Doyle .... transportation captain (as Michael Doyle)
Joseph Lockwood .... transportation
Howard A. Small .... transportation coordinator (as Howard Small)
 
Other crew
David Anderson .... assistant to producer
Bud Aronson .... location manager
Bruce Bahrenburg .... unit publicist
Michael E. Boyle .... wrangler boss (as Mike Boyle)
Rose Chatterton .... production coordinator (as Roseann Chatterton)
B.C. Cooper .... assistant to producer
John Eaton .... wrangler
Stephanie Fischbach .... assistant to producer
Jay K. Fishburn .... livestock coordinator (as Jay Fishburn)
Lew Grade .... presenter (as Lord Grade)
George Hardaman .... local captain
Rex Ivy III .... wrangler
Joe La Loggia .... auditor
Laurie Levin .... research consultant
Joe Lomax Sr. .... wrangler
Nancy Mayer .... production secretary
Glen McIntosh .... wrangler
Jerry McKnight .... local captain
Judy Mooradian .... production secretary
Billy Nelson .... wrangler
Jimmy Sherwood .... wrangler (as James Sherwood)
Cal Skinner .... trainer (as Kal Skinner)
Patricia A. Sonsini .... production coordinator
Janna Stern .... script supervisor
Lupe Vargas .... assistant to director
Earl E. Wroten Jr. .... supervising auditor
 

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Runtime:
90 min | West Germany:85 min (TV)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
In an August 1990 interview with Australian film magazine 'Cinema Papers', director Fred Schepisi said of this film, "...you could do wide shots at both ends of the day, because of the way that the mountains were structured. And as you moved into to do closer work, there was always a direction you could point where you would get great light and good texture on the backgrounds".See more »
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Anachronisms: In the scene where the race contestants approach the finish line where Willie and Gary have stopped to watch, just as the riders round the curve to the finish, you can see a farm tractor pulling something behind the racers.See more »
Quotes:
Barbarosa:Bet you didn't get me no damn armadillo for me did you by God?
Karl:[pulls out dead armadillo and throws in on the ground] Supose you want me to cook the son-of-a-bitch for you too?
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The Red Headed one was never stranger (or better), 11 September 2001
Author: RBarse from Nashville, TN

From the quirky opening scenes in this film (a photographer, a dead guy propped up in a pine box & various family members posing w/same)you are taken to an intriguing and rather unsettling place. The cinematography in the film suggests one of those cool(albeit weird) 'spaghetti westerns'. The director's vision comes through, chillingly well at times all throughout this film.

Willie Nelson's performance is, well what can you say except he is his consummate Willie-ness and in this film it works particularly well. Gary Busey's interpretation of his role as Karl is understated and approaches absolute perfection. The remainder of the cast turn in very respectable performances as well. This is another one of those films that you really need to watch several times to "get" the full effect. There are some subtle and not-so-subtle plot twists and themes that are really engrossing and entertaining to watch for. The one and only negative I found with this movie is a personal distaste for the (over)use of the expletive 'G.D.' - it's totally unnecessary and my Southern Baptist ears were ringing by the end of the film. Overall though this is one awesome film, and 'G.D.' notwithstanding, I've worn my copy just about out. It is most definitely worth looking for.

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