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Writer (WGA):
John Carpenter (written by)
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Release Date:
17 March 1991 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ricky Schroder ... Jimmy 'The Kid' Pearls (as Rick Schroder)

Wilford Brimley ... U.S. Marshal Winston Patrick Culler

John P. Ryan ... Henry Logan, Rancher

Mills Watson ... Jake, Logan's Man

Henry Beckman ... Sheriff Peabody
Dwight McFee ... Squints, Logan Rider

Adrienne Barbeau ... Georgina

Don S. Davis ... Congressman Howard K. Apples

Jay Brazeau ... Hotchner
Venus Terzo ... Laurie, Whore
J.C. Roberts ... Storekeeper (as J.C. 'Jim' Roberts)

Gordon Tootoosis ... Smiling Knife
Stephen Hair ... Parson Carpenter
Maureen Thomas ... Mrs. Carpenter
Jordi Thompson ... Deputy Marshal
James Bell ... Gambler
Brian Jensen ... Bucky Logan, Henry Logan's Son

David McNally ... Sidekick
Lori Anderson ... Walnut Tart
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Nogier ... Randell (uncredited)

Directed by
Mel Damski 
Writing credits
John Carpenter (written by)

Produced by
Mel Damski .... executive producer
Andrew Gottlieb .... producer
Merrill H. Karpf .... executive producer (as Merrill Karpf)
Original Music by
William Goldstein 
Cinematography by
Robert M. Baldwin  (as Robert M. Baldwin Jr.)
Gary B. Kibbe 
Film Editing by
Bernard Gribble 
Casting by
Anthony Barnao 
Production Design by
Brian Eatwell 
Art Direction by
Rick Roberts 
Set Decoration by
Andrea French 
Costume Design by
May Routh 
Makeup Department
John Cox .... makeup artist
Iloe Flewelling .... hair stylist
Production Management
Justis Greene .... unit production manager
Norman S. Powell .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald P.H. Eaton .... first assistant director
Kelsey T. Howard .... second assistant director (as Kelsey Howard)
Art Department
Wayne McLaughlin .... property master
Sound Department
Joe Melody .... sound editor (as Joseph Melody)
George Tarrant .... sound mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
William H. Orr .... special effects coordinator (as Bill Orr)
John Scott .... stunt coordinator
Guy Bews .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul F. Birkett .... camera operator (as Paul Birkett)
Bruno Bittner .... gaffer (as Robert Bittner)
Ken Hemphill .... key grip
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
Brian C. Murphy .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Gordon Schmidt .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanne Hansen .... costumer
Editorial Department
Cosmas P. Bolger .... post-production executive
Music Department
Robert Drasnin .... music supervisor
Robert Takagi .... music editor
Other crew
Temple Anderson .... script supervisor
John Scott .... wrangler
Ted Smith .... boat wrangler (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies

Additional Details

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USA:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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Did You Know?

This was one of John Carpenter's first scripts . In an interview with the UK magazine " Films and Filming " in the late 70' s, he said that he had desperately wanted to cast John Wayne and Elvis Presley in the two leads.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Culler stuntman visible when he and Logan are fighting in the belltower.See more »


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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Fairly bad all around, 20 May 2008
Author: BKinzeys from Hollywood, CA

Poor direction, acting, costumes, sets, story. Wilford Brimley turns in the worst acting job I have seen him do. Rick Schroder does the same. The storyline just plods along with little more motivation than the script. Shot in Canada there are some pretty vistas but the cheap sets in the foreground detract.

This may be a TV Movie made on the cheap and it looks it. Puzzling choices were made as well. The boat for one. Somebody did a nice job stretching canvas (hides?) over a boat frame. What about the size though? It's twice the size, possibly triple, of a boat to be used by one person. It's just out of place as so much is in this movie.

I watched the whole thing hoping it would get better but it didn't.

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