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Elmore Leonard (creator)
Daniel Pyne (story)
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Release Date:
15 February 1988 (USA) See more »
This second entry in the "Desperado" film series again follows Duell McCall, a wandering cowboy who's been framed for murder. He hides in a small town run by black folk who are trying to protect themselves from a greedy landowner. | Add synopsis »
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Solid second outing for Alex McArthur! See more (1 total) »



Directed by
E.W. Swackhamer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Grant Craig 
Elmore Leonard  creator
John Mankiewicz  story
John Mankiewicz 
Daniel Pyne  story
Daniel Pyne 

Produced by
Lester Wm. Berke .... coordinating producer
Andrew Mirisch .... executive producer
Charles E. Sellier Jr. .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
Cinematography by
Robert C. Jessup 
Film Editing by
Mark W. Rosenbaum 
Art Direction by
Bill Cornford 
Sound Department
Al Gomez .... foley mixer
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. mixer
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound editor
Marvin Walters .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Conner .... second assistant camera
Stephen Mullen .... electrician
Editorial Department
Mark Perzely .... assistant editor
Marc Wielage .... telecine colorist
Music Department
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Other crew
Julie Magnuson .... continuity
Dean Wright .... production assistant
Marty Caldwell .... safety coordinator/medic (uncredited)
Tod Swindell .... production staff (uncredited)

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Followed by Desperado: Badlands Justice (1989) (TV)See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Solid second outing for Alex McArthur!, 12 August 2002
Author: ali6969uk from London, England

In this second of five made for television westerns Alex McArthur once again impresses as Duell McCall a wanted man who is searching for the witness who can prove he is NO murderer. McArthur does his usual fine job of playing McCall and that is what drives this film. The plot involves crooked law men and crimes for profit that are standard points in all these movies - but presents them in a refreshing way. Perhaps not the best in the series but certainly up to the usual high standard of action adventure that makes these TV films so enjoyable. Good story lines, good action and a great lead in the form of McArthur.

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