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Desperado (1987)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Western  |  27 April 1987 (USA)
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Cowboy Duell McCall wants to quickly deliver a herd of cattle to town, get paid and move on but romance with local girl Nora gets him involved in a feud between the town boss and Nora's dad.

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Ballard, Company Police Chief
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Bede
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Malloy, Nora's Dad
Stephen Davies ...
Calvin, Ballard's Henchman
Lise Cutter ...
Nora Malloy
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Sally a Hooker
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Sheriff John Whaley
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Mona Lisa
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Marshal Dancey
Richard Marcus ...
Emmett, Deputy / Jailer
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Grady, Livery Stable
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Mercenary #5
Linda Almond ...
Hooker
William Paul Brown ...
Mule Skinner #1 (as William P. Brown)
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Duell McCall is a drifter turned cowboy. His latest job is delivering a herd of cattle to a Western town. Duell intends to get paid by the cattle company and move on. Once in town, Duell runs into an old friend, Sally, who works as a prostitute at Madam Mona Lisa's cat-house. He promises to see her after he gets paid. The cattle company and many other company-owned local businesses are policed by company man Ballard, right-hand man Bede and their gang of thugs. With the weak local sheriff, John Whaley, in company's pocket, the law in town is more or less enforced by company man Ballard. After he gets paid, Duell McCall has a first run-in with company man Bede, in the saloon, during a crooked card game. Town boss, Ballard, intervenes and offers Duell an enforcer job on his team but Duell refuses. Later-on, Duell meets local farmer Malloy and his pretty daughter Nora. They are involved in a feud with the company, because they refuse to sell their land to the company. Duell and Nora fall... Written by nufs68

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A Saga de um Fugitivo  »

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Nora Malloy: Look, ah, I'm sorry.
Duell McCall: No, I am a tramp. What can I say?
Nora Malloy: Well, you know, one person's tramp is another person's free spirit.
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Desperado
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More a Thank You to Wizard-8
2 April 2005 | by (Springville, UT) – See all my reviews

I thought I saw some character development that resembled Valdez Is Coming, but didn't know why. Thanks to Wizard-8, I now realize that the same pen couldn't help but leave a few crow's feet in the characters. The youth in this one, and the fact that it was created by a director 30 years after the 1950s filmmakers, helps me to visualize the direction Westerns are taking nowadays. Thanx again, Wizard-8. I saw the story on the Encore Westerns Channel late on the Saturday of daylight savings, and got a kick out of the simplicity in which the 19th-Century protagonists lived. Directors now seem to play more with the personal side of each character, discarding the age-old idea that action and reaction are the main drives of an entertained audience. But... I guess the future is going to be even more loaded with feelings than with feelingless action. Hallmark Channel has a lot of these stories, and is happy to banner them for today's viewers. Oh, HBO's Deadwood has dealt another personal-side blow, too.


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