Young farmboy who always wanted to be a cowhand talks a tough trail boss into hiring him on a cattle drive.Young farmboy who always wanted to be a cowhand talks a tough trail boss into hiring him on a cattle drive.Young farmboy who always wanted to be a cowhand talks a tough trail boss into hiring him on a cattle drive.
The most authentic western ever made, a great American history lesson!
Surely one of the best westerns of all-time, & has to be THE most authentic western ever made, I cannot think of another to match it. Carefully crafted screenplay, told it how it really was, the characters brilliantly played by everyone involved. But it's authenticity is what makes it so fascinating a film to watch, it literally transports you back in time, a real history lesson. Some great iconic one liners, 'Don't stand behind me, boy!' & 'Why put a name to something you might have to eat!?' Geoffrey Lewis, Billy Green Bush & Gary Grimes were riveting in their portrayals. Lewis's hard-man character, so sinister, you really did think, 'This guy is a psycho!!' Bush played the trail weary boss with such attitude it made you acutely aware the hardships & dangers these men faced for so little reward. Grime's naive young character was played to perfection. A great piece of American history, & I have to say, the violence is not overdone, nor is there too much of it, compared to many other western films. If this film is not stored somewhere in a State Library, well, it should be!
- Jul 12, 2008
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