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Endangered Species (1982)

About a retired New York cop on Vacation in America's West who is drawn into a female sheriff's investigation of a mysterious series of cattle killings.

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Ruben Castle
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Harriet Purdue
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Joe Hiatt
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Ben Morgan
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Steele
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Mackenzie Castle
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Peck
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Dr. Emmer
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Burnside
Margery Bond ...
Judy Hiatt
Joseph G. Medalis ...
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Chester
Alvin Crow ...
Deputy Wayne
Ned Dowd ...
Deputy Bobby
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Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out visiting the town with his tomboy daughter. At first he tries to stay out of the case but finds himself involved after the mysterious death of his friend Joe Hiatt, the editor of the local paper whose theories about black helicopters have aroused the ire of cattle baron Ben Morgan. Trying miserably to stay sober, Castle finds himself back in danger and in love, as he and the sheriff work together to get to the bottom of the mystery, encountering incredible danger and resistance from the frightened locals. Written by Unknown

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What you don't know can kill you.


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10 September 1982 (USA)  »

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A Morte Vem do Céu  »

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Trivia

The character Susan is played by Heather Menzies-Urich, co-star Robert Urich's off-screen wife. Menzies is best known as Louisa, one of the children in The Sound of Music (1965). See more »

Quotes

Ruben Castle: Look, I burned out, okay? I'd spend six months putting a guy inside and then in a day his lawyer would have him back out on the street.
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Referenced in Hangin' with Hoyt on the Set of 'Gremlins' (2014) See more »

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BOOZERS ARE LOOSERS
Composed and Performed by Hoyt Axton
Courtesy of Jeremiah Records
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Thrilling Sci-Fi. Animal, mineral or alien?
27 March 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Robert Urich is a retired cop from New York City on vacation with his daughter. While traveling on vacation, a flat tire enables him to get involved investigating a series of mysterious cattle mutilations. JoBeth Williams is the local sheriff having trouble convincing authorities of her ideas about the cause of the killings. Gailard Sartain plays an anxious mayor. Visuals are not so graphic, but the suspense keeps you interested. Providing fine support are: Hoyt Axton, Peter Coyote and Harry Carey, Jr.


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