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24 May 1988 (USA) See more »
A deputy catches Duell and is bringing him in and some men who want the reward try to get Duell from the deputy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alex McArthur ... Duell McCall

Hoyt Axton ... Sheriff Ben Tree

Alice Adair ... Rachel Slaten

Dwier Brown ... Jim Buckner
Lise Cutter ... Nora

Rod Steiger ... Silas Slaten

Lee Paul ... Joshua Barrens
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arch Archambault
John Barks
Jack Caffrey
Ben Connor
Tom Connor
Blake Conway
Steve Cormier ... Slaton's bodyguard
Clifton S. Doran (as Clifton Doran)
Katherine Engel

Leslie Fleming-Mitchell (as Leslie Schwartz)

J.D. Garfield (as John David Garfield)
R.W. Hampton ... Selkirk

Laura Harring (as Laura Martinez Herring)
J.M. Jamison
Suzanne Lederer

Chris McCarty
Marc Miles

Luce Rains (as Steven Schwartz-Hartley)
Tim Scott
Angela Sorrels

Ben Zeller
James 'JR' Pollard ... Salt Mine Foreman (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Compton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Cohen 
Elmore Leonard  creator

Produced by
Lester Wm. Berke .... coordinating producer (as Lester Berke)
Heather Jo MacDougall .... associate producer
Andrew Mirisch .... executive producer
Charles E. Sellier Jr. .... producer (as Chuck Sellier)
Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
Cinematography by
Robert C. Jessup (director of photography) (as Robert Jessup)
Film Editing by
Mark W. Rosenbaum  (as Mark Rosenbaum)
Art Direction by
Bill Cornford 
Set Decoration by
Dian Perryman 
Makeup Department
Ken Horn .... makeup artist
Perri Sorel .... hair stylist
Production Management
Allan C. Pedersen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Roda .... second assistant director
Albert M. Shapiro .... first assistant director (as Albert Shapiro)
Sound Department
Al Gomez .... foley mixer
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. mixer
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer (as Jonathan Stein)
Special Effects by
Bob Shelley .... special effects
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunt coordinator (as Dave Cass)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Boyd .... camera operator
Michael Conner .... second assistant camera
Billy Dickson .... camera operator
Stephen Mullen .... electrician
Gary W. Shaw .... grip
Casting Department
Sally Jackson .... local casting
Editorial Department
Paul Parsons .... assistant editor
Mark Perzely .... assistant editor
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer: dailies (uncredited)
Location Management
Tod Swindell .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Other crew
Deborah Flood .... production coordinator
Bart Foster .... production controller
Julie Magnuson .... continuity
Ivan Red Wolverton .... livery/livestock (as Red Wolverton)
Dean Wright .... production assistant
Marty Caldwell .... safety coordinator/medic (uncredited)

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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Nora:We have a chance to get away. Let's take it.
Duell McCall:I can't do that.
Nora:Then where does it end? Either you'll be killed or somebody else is going to die if you go back there.
Duell McCall:I know. I know that.
Nora:Why do you have to take on everybody else's troubles?
Duell McCall:Nora, I've been living on borrowed time. There could be a bullet waiting around the next bend for me. But until then, I've got to do what I fell is right.
Nora:There's a town called Opportunity about a hundred miles south. I'll wait for you there.
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Good action western TVM!, 12 August 2002
Author: ali6969uk from London, England

Alex McArthur returns for a third time as the title hero of Desperado. Still searching for the man who can verify he is innocent of the murder for which he has become an outlaw. This time around the character Duell McCall (McArthur) becomes involved in what appears to be a case of kiddnapping as he tries to rescue a damsel in distress and evade the law at the same time. McArthur has become quite adept at his portrayal of a western hero by now and I felt this made for TV movie was one of the more enjoyable westerns i have seen for quite a while. Rod Steiger makes a good impact as Silas Slaten who demands our lead find his daughter or else! Lise Cutter returns as Duell's lovely Red haired, Green Eyed girlfriend. The plot is more complex than it first appears and the action sequences are as good as the other Desperado TV films. This is more Clint Eastwood than Lonesome Dove so do not expect character driven drama but appreciate a good action western with solid performances and a good story line.

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