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Posse (1975)

An unscrupulous politico marshal and his deputies chase a gang of train robbers whose leader proves that every man has his price.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Howard Nightingale
... Jack Strawhorn
... Wesley
... Harold Hellman
... Krag
... Pensteman
... Pepe
... Mrs. Cooper
... Mr. Cooper
... Carla Ross
... Wiley
William H. Burton Jr. ... McCanless (as William H. Burton)
Louie Elias ... Rains
Gus Greymountain ... Reyno
... Telegrapher
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A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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"Posse" begins like most Westerns. It ends like none of them. It will knock you off your horse.

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22 August 1975 (Sweden)  »

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La brigade du Texas  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.77 : 1
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Pepe says to Strawhorn "What'd you expect...Joaquin Murrieta?" This is a reference to Joaquin Carrillo Murrieta, an infamous bandit during the 1850s California Gold Rush. See more »

Goofs

Supposedly set in Texas yet the train passes many saguaro cacti which do not grow in Texas. See more »

Quotes

Jack Strawhorn: [to Howard Nightingale] Honest men stay honest only as long as it pays. That's why I'm a thief and you're a liar.
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I've Been Working on the Railroad
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The first line is sung during Nightingale's speech
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Acceptable western, with some interesting moments
21 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Bet you didn't know that Kirk Douglas took the director's chair a couple of times, POSSE being one of them. If you like westerns, like me, you'll probably find this decent. The movie does suffer from the middle third of the movie, where the story pretty much grinds to a halt. Though this part wasn't really boring, it will probably make you wish they would get on with it. Also, the actions taken by certain characters near the end, though having some justification, didn't seem to have enough justification.

On the positive side, POSSE is well shot, well acted, good production values, and an interesting ending. It's worth seeing.

P.S. - Leonard Maltin's description of this movie isn't exactly how the movie plays.


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