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Run, Simon, Run (1970)

A Papago Indian returns to his reservation after a prison term and searches for his brother's killer.

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George McCowan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Burt Reynolds ... Simon Zuniga
Inger Stevens ... Carroll Rennard
Royal Dano ... Sheriff Tacksberry
James Best ... Henry Burroughs
Rodolfo Acosta ... Manuel
Don Dubbins ... Freddie Tomb
Joyce Jameson ... Esther
Barney Phillips ... Cesar Rosetti
Herman Rudin Herman Rudin ... Asa
Eddie Little Sky ... Santana
Ken Lynch ... Warden Lomis
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Storyline

Burt Reynolds stars in this TV-movie as a Papago Indian, who returns to his people after serving a long sentence for a crime he didn't commit. To clear himself of the murder of his own brother, Reynolds begins a long and bloody search for the actual killer. Written by Ørnås

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A red man and white woman bound by a love that death can't destroy.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Savage Run See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Burt Reynolds and Inger Stevens became romantically involved after meeting on this film. See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Simon Zuniga
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by The Orphanage [Murray MacLeod, Joyce Eliason and Frankie Fulger]
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Culture clash, revenge, romance, rather tedious .......
4 April 2017 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Burt Reynolds restrained performance as an Indian framed for murdering his own Brother, is the only surprise in this tedious time waster. The uneasy culture clash between the upper crust and the poor Indians is played for all it's worth. The problem is this comparison does not elicit sympathy, but instead comes across as nothing more than padding for an over simplified revenge story. The Arizona scenery is fine, including several surprisingly effective wide, wide angle zoom shots. Creative camera work cannot save "Run Simon Run" however, because the romance seems unrealistic, the eventual confrontation between Reynolds and his Brother's killer is poorly staged, and the credits roll, leaving the viewer rather dissatisfied. - MERK


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