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Noble Adams
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John 'Red Jack' Stillwell
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Tom Adams
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Lane Crawford
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Lomax
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Brewer
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Miller
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Chub Dumont
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Bob
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Sarah Bolton
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Inez
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Lon (as Jeff Weston)
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Mary Bolton
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Lottie Adams
Jose Rey Toledo ...
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After a series of vicious crimes by a renegade group of cowboys, led by "Red Jack" Stilwell, a legendary tracker, Noble Adams is pulled out of retirement to capture Stilwell, dead or alive. Reluctantly, needing more men, he allows his son, Tom to tag along, revealing to Tom a whole brutal side of ruthlessness Noble thought he left behind. Written by spyguy88

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He thought his days of violence had ended... But the battle between good and evil is never over.

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26 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Dead or Alive  »

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$4,800,000 (estimated)
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Last film directed by John Guillermin. See more »

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Several times during the course of the movie, aircraft con trails are clearly visible in the sky. At the time this movie takes place, the Wright brothers had not yet flown their Flyer. See more »

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Predictable but entertaining HBO western...........
7 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is very linear, and you've seen it all before. There are a few amusing incidents along the trail, and the acting by Scott Wilson, Kris Kristofferson, and David Huddleston is really pretty good. Some of Scott Wilson's religious ramblings seem strange and unnecessary. To keep things interesting, you have father-son relationship wrangling, beautiful scenery, and a very appropriate musical score. The movie moves slowly at times, but character development is above average, thanks to the deliberate pace. Despite a couple lapses in logic, the script is totally acceptable. What you wind up with is a fully developed, familiar story, that most viewers will enjoy. Recommended. - MERK


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