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Joe Kidd (1972)

PG | | Western | 19 July 1972 (USA)
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An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.

Director:

John Sturges

Writer:

Elmore Leonard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Joe Kidd
Robert Duvall ... Frank Harlan
John Saxon ... Luis Chama
Don Stroud ... Lamarr
Stella Garcia ... Helen Sanchez
James Wainwright ... Mingo
Paul Koslo ... Roy
Gregory Walcott ... Mitchell
Dick Van Patten ... Hotel Manager
Lynne Marta ... Elma
John Carter ... Judge
Pepe Hern Pepe Hern ... Priest
Joaquín Martínez ... Manolo (as Joaquin Martinez)
Ron Soble ... Ramon
Pepe Callahan Pepe Callahan ... Naco
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Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood) is a former bounty hunter and all-around tough-guy in the American southwest. When a band of Mexicans find their U.S. land claims denied and all relevant records destroyed in a courthouse fire, they turn to force-of-arms. Luis Chama (John Saxon) is their charismatic leader, spouting revolutionary rhetoric and demanding land reform. A wealthy landowner with interests in the disputed area, Frank Harlan (Robert Duvall), decides to settle things his own way. He hires a band of killers and wants Joe Kidd to help them track Chama. Initially, Kidd wants to avoid any involvement, until Chama makes the mistake of stealing Kidd's horses and terrorizing his friends. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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If you're looking for trouble - - - he's JOE KIDD

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Western

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Writer Elmore Leonard certainly did know something about classic firearms. From Frank Harlan's (Robert Duvall's) Custom Savage 99 (1899), Olin Mingo's (James Wainwright's) Remington-Keene sporter (1880) in .45-70, Lamarr Simms' (Don Stroud's) Mauser C-96 (1896) broomhandle, and Joe Kidd's (Clint Eastwood's) Cased Ross Rifle sporter model M-10 (1910) in .280 Ross. Leonard took special care to ensure all weapons (even the optics) were period accurate for that movie, being set in pre-statehood New Mexico territory (1912). See more »

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Just before Mingo is shot by Joe Kidd with the sniper rifle, Mingo's glove is shown already covered with blood, holding his own rifle. After he reacts to being shot in the chest, he presses the glove to his chest wound, then holds up his hand to reveal the blood. See more »

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Joe Kidd: Roy. GET OUT.
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Referenced in All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood (1986) See more »

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Another Great Performance of Clint Eastwood, In an Above Average Western Movie
14 January 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood) is a former gunman and bounty hunter, hired by the landlord Frank Harlan (Robert Duvall) to chase Luis Chama (John Saxon), a Mexican-American fighting for land reform. Along the hunting, Joe realizes that Frank's men are cold blood killers, and decides to help Luis Chama. He convinces him to fight for his rights in the court of justice. In the way back to the city, Frank's men try to kill Luis Chama. Clint Eastwood has another great performance, having a great duel with Robert Duvall. The story has some flaws, but anyway, maybe the greatest problem is the expectation generated by the name of John Sturges: we always expect another masterpiece from him, and maybe this is the reason why there are some underrated comments about this above average Western movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): Joe Kidd


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 July 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinola See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,330,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,330,000
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Production Co:

The Malpaso Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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