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Release Date:
10 October 1989 (USA) See more »
Duell McCall visits his old girlfriend, Nora, and learns that she gave birth to his child. He wants to stay but he is still a wanted man... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A pretty fair TV western See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Alex McArthur ... Duell McCall

Richard Farnsworth ... Sheriff Campbell, Bisby Arizona

James Remar ... John Sikes

Brad Dourif ... Camillus Fly

Tom Bower ... Billy Dobbs

Whip Hubley ... Charlie Cates

Brion James ... Roy Grimes

Debra Feuer ... Maggie, Sikes' Woman

Buck Taylor ... Wes Porter

Deon Richmond ... Thomas Jefferson III
Lise Cutter ... Nora

Geoffrey Lewis ... Oliver Ostrow
Maria Richwine
Kenneth Bridges ... Moses Fortune, Bootmaker
Mike Casper ... Russell
Caesar Paul Del Trecco ... 1st Townsman (as Caesar Del Trecco)
George Dobbs ... Hardin
David Kantner ... Brady

Henry Kendrick ... Mac the Bartender (as Henry Max Kendrick)
William Kiehl ... Averell Bell, Mine Owner

Robert Knott ... Carl Turner

Rex Linn ... Logan (as Rex M. Linn)
Glenn Leigh Marshall ... Cameron
Fred Nelson ... Mine Clerk
Royce O'Donnell ... Tector
Christy Pickrell ... Kate

Craig Reay ... Pete Turner

Earl W. Smith ... Wilkes (as Earl Smith)
Rich Wheeler ... 2nd Townsman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isabel Kastrikis ... (uncredited)

Robert Lipton ... (uncredited)
James Luisi ... (uncredited)
Adrienne Pierce ... (uncredited)
James 'JR' Pollard ... Salt Mine Foreman (uncredited)

Deep Roy ... (uncredited)

Deon Stewardson ... (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... (uncredited)

Shannon Tweed ... (uncredited)
Linda Warren ... (uncredited)

Directed by
E.W. Swackhamer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elmore Leonard  creator
Andrew Mirisch  story
William Wisher Jr.  teleplay (as William Wisher)

Produced by
Steve Caldwell .... coordinating producer
Andrew Mirisch .... executive producer
Charles E. Sellier Jr. .... producer (as Chuck Sellier)
Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
Cinematography by
Billy Dickson 
Film Editing by
Mark W. Rosenbaum  (as Mark Rosenbaum)
Production Design by
Bill Cornford 
Art Direction by
Dian Perryman 
Set Decoration by
Carla Curry 
Makeup Department
Ken Horn .... makeup artist
Mary Hedges Lampert .... hair stylist (as Mary Lampert)
Production Management
Allan C. Pedersen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Cook .... first assistant director (as Philip N. Cook)
Christian P. Della Penna .... second assistant director (as Christian Della Penna)
Art Department
Bill Reis .... set dresser
Wendy Wolverton .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gail Clark Burch .... sound editor (as Gail Clark)
David Pettijohn .... sound editor
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. mixer
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer (as Jonathan Stein)
Special Effects by
Bob Shelley .... special effects
Bob Brown .... stunts
Marty Caldwell .... stunt safety
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunt coordinator (as Dave Cass)
Anthony Delligatti .... stunts (as D. Anthony Delligatti)
R.W. Hampton .... stunts
Bob Lester .... stunts
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts (as Mike McGaughy)
Sean A. McGaughy .... stunts (as Sean McGaughy)
Michael Pritchard .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunts (as Monty Simons)
John Underwood .... stunts
Jerry Wills .... stunts
Ivan Red Wolverton .... stunts (as Red Wolverton)
Margery Wolverton .... stunts
Ed Adams .... stunts (uncredited)
William Paul Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Kip Wolverton .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Conner .... second assistant camera
Randy Feemster .... camera operator
Alvin Simmons .... key grip
David R. Kohn .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Holly Hire .... local casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Brock .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Mark Perzely .... assistant editor
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Other crew
Tim Carroll .... local head wrangler
Deborah Flood .... production coordinator
Julie Magnuson .... continuity
Florian Schereck .... production controller
Ivan Red Wolverton .... livery/livestock (as Red Wolverton)
Marty Caldwell .... safety coordinator/medic (uncredited)
Tod Swindell .... production staff (uncredited)
Dean Wright .... production assistant (uncredited)

Production CompaniesOther Companies
  • Cinema Research  titles and opticals (as Cinema Research Corp.)
  • Sync-Pop  sound post-production (as Sync Pop Inc.)

Additional Details

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USA:120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Sheriff Campbell:Do you know who I am?
John Sikes:I can't say I've had the pleasure.
Sheriff Campbell:I'm the man who's gonna see you at the end of a knotted hemp before the month's out.
John Sikes:Did I do something to you?
Sheriff Campbell:You killed a lady a little while back. Do you remember her?
John Sikes:I can't keep track of everyone I meet.
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Followed by Desperado: Badlands Justice (1989) (TV)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A pretty fair TV western, 7 February 2002
Author: kellaway84 from Manchester, UK

Basic story of your anti-hero who discovers he has a son and wants to turn good, though is on the run from bounty hunters. The local marshal offers him the chance for a pardon if he takes out a local outlaw who killed the marshals wife.

The acting is solid and the plot follows common formulae but still an enjoyable film.

I saw aspects of the dollars trilogy especially 'a few dolalrs more'...main character infiltrates gang to take out etc, and also elements seen in unforgiven (although this predates it) of the old hand turning good and going out one last time.

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