In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.
Mike Locken is one of the principal members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them, one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to protect someone, goes down in flames. He is nearly crippled, but with braces is able to again become mobile. For revenge as much as anything else, Mike goes after his ex-friend.Written by
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During the escape from Chinatown in the modified cab, one of the passengers mocks the driver by saying, "Who do you think you are? Stiriling Moss?" Moss was a British Formula One racing champion who retired in 1961. At the time of original release, it would have been a more universally recognized comparison, not the obscure footnote it has become in the new millennium. See more »
Mike Locken has plaster full-limb casts cut off his leg and arm. These plaster casts are semi-permanent casts meant to immobilize broken bones for long periods of time, from many weeks to several months. However, Mike's casts also cover surgical wounds from the shattered bones being surgically repaired. These surgical wounds have dressings that need changed regularly, probably daily, and would never be so permanently covered. See more »
I checked with the staff doctor, Mike. I also called a friend who is considered to be one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the world. He says, given a year, you may be able to walk up a flight of stairs. That leg of yours will never be anything but a wet noodle.
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This film is a work of fiction. There is no company called Communications Integrity NOR ComTeg and the thought the C.I.A. might employ such an organization for any purpose is, of course, preposterous. See more »
I consider Peckinpah one of the big five--- Kubrick. Scorsese. Walter Hill. Eastwood.--- I've seen all his films numerous times, and this one along with Garcia stands up the best to multiple viewings. It plays like a great old album. These negative comments I've read about this flick are cuuckie talk. Every spy movie since has lifted something from this movie, as a matter of fact every action flick. Great cast, and peckinpah's wonderful laid back style are the highlights. It may seem old hat now, but try erasing the last 30 years of wannabees. Great Movie!!!
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