When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian tribes, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. The only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends.
Reynolds plays Yaqui Joe, an Indian who robs a bank in order to buy guns for his people who are being savagely repressed by the government. Set in turn of the century Mexico, it tells the story of his flight into Mexico and his pursuit by an American lawman. They eventually become allies and team up with Welch to take up the cause of the Indians.Written by
Part Cherokee Indian, Burt Reynolds plays a Yaqui Indian in this movie. Prior to the making of this film, Reynolds had played characters of Indian descent in two productions of television series. The first was as the half-breed blacksmith Quint Asper in _"Gunsmoke (1955)"_ whilst the other was as the New York DA's office cop Detective Lieutenant John Hawk, a full blooded Iroquois Indian, in Hawk (1966). See more »
After the fight in the desert, the rebels see the Mexican Army coming across the vast wasteland toward them. They ride down the edge of a steep hill and in the very next scene are seen riding along a flowing river amongst lush green trees. See more »
Yaqui Joe Herrera:
I know all about them small town barber shop cutting sheriffs. I know all about them big town, big belly, billy club swinging policemen from St. Louis.
YOU DON'T KNOW NOTHIN'!
Yaqui Joe Herrera:
THE HELL I DON'T! They look you up and down and you're guilty! You don't get no trial, just like we ain't gonna get one now.
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All UK releases are cut by 4 secs to remove 2 horsefalls. See more »
Rickety western with cartoonish violence and genre clichés intact
Jim Brown isn't too bad as a sheriff who chases half-breed bank robber Burt Reynolds to Mexico, where both are captured by the vicious Mexican Army, but Raquel Welch is surprisingly underused as a guerrilla fighter. All the western clichés you can think of (and probably some you've forgotten) are on display here: the cliff-side brawl, the train-wreck, the dirt town shoot-out, the wild drunken party, the surprise fire, and on and on. Welch is lovely if over-the-top while warming up to manly-but-wooden Brown (when she tells him, "I am your woman", she's suddenly so serious you can almost believe it); she's also very sexy showering under a water-tower (as a ruse to get a train to stop), but 80% of the picture is given over to the men, and their squabbles are completely routine and dull. "100 Rifles" could use less rifles and more human interaction. ** from ****
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