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The Gunfighters (1987)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Western  |  27 October 1987 (USA)
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The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen. ... See full summary »

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Cole Everett
Reiner Schöne ...
Dutch Everett (as Reiner Schoene)
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Matt Everett (as Tony Addabbo)
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Deke Turner
Michael Kane ...
Gov. Hornbeck
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Sally Wells
Howard Kruschke ...
Jake Morant
Francis Damberger ...
Sam Martin
Beverley Hendry ...
Kate Burrows (as Beverly Hendry)
Wendell Smith ...
Sheriff Burrows
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Lorna (as Moira Wally)
Dale Wilson ...
Coburn
Bill Meilen ...
Bennett
Bryan Fustukian ...
Henry
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Luke Collins (as Eric Kramer)
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The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen. The younger brother's hero is Billy the Kid, and while during an argument with someone who works for Turner, he kills him in self-defense but Turner makes it appear that he killed an unarmed man. He is then urged by his brother to run. When he is caught and is about to be brought back to Kansas to be hung, his brother and cousin break him out. And now pegged as outlaws, they decide to get back at Turner by robbing him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Decent TV Movie
3 April 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Level-headed rancher Art Hindle, his hot-headed younger brother, and their Dutch immigrant cousin are forced into a confrontation with evil land-baron George Kennedy, when Hindle's brother shoots a man in self-defense and is framed by the local authorities under Kennedy's instruction. Soon, the ranch is torched and the whole family is turned into desperadoes.

There's really nothing new here and some of the performances are a little overwrought at times, but the story is straight-forward, unpretentious and entertaining, with a few timeless themes that are worth repeating. If you're expecting something slick though, you may be disappointed.

It's nice to see Canadian character actor Art Hindle in a starring role for once, instead of his usual appearance as second or third banana to some other star.

Some interesting moments involve a duel with whips, the outlaws being forced to birth a baby, and the satisfying, though open-ended finale that looked to me like a setup for sequels, or perhaps a TV series that never materialized.


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