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Hard Ground (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  12 July 2003 (USA)
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Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border. To finance his band, he robs a stagecoach, kidnaps a ... See full summary »

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Sheriff Hutch Hutchinson
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Joshua
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Billy Bucklin
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Floyd
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Toothless
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Mundo
Bill Henderson ...
Junior Gunn
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General Jesus Navarro (as Sergio Calderon)
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McMordy
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Deputy Dunlap
Edward Faulkner ...
Warden
David S. Cass Sr. ...
Pike (as David Cass Sr.)
Frank Sharp ...
Tall man
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Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border. To finance his band, he robs a stagecoach, kidnaps a beautiful woman to be sold into prostitution, and steals an army payroll wagon. An aging lawman persuades the governor to parole his brother-in-law, now serving a 20-year prison term for murder, to assist him and his green deputy to destroy the marauders. Written by David Bassler

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Hutch: The only thing to do with a den of rattlesnakes is to stomp it shut or blow it closed.
John McKay: Kind of like Yuma prison, although not as bad.
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Reynolds and Dern back in the saddle with zero support ...........
11 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here we have two fine actors and that's about it. Burt Reynolds and Bruce Dern are back in the saddle, and given nothing to work with. The villain, David Figlioli, is a cartoon-like character. The script appears to have no direction, as it wanders all over the place, leaving the viewer with questions that are explained along the way only to expand the running time. But by far the biggest negative in "Hard Ground" is the total miscasting of Amy Jo Johnson. Instead of looking, sounding, or acting like a frontier woman, she comes across as if she just stepped out of a designer jeans commercial. Whenever she is on screen, she drags the movie right down to the mat. What you are left with is some nice location photography, and Reynolds and Dern struggling mightily to keep things from falling apart completely. - MERK


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