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Take a Hard Ride (1975)

PG | | Western | 29 October 1975 (USA)
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After selling his cattle in town, ranch owner Morgan unexpectedly dies, and his foreman Pike has to deliver the payroll to Sonora, despite the perilous journey during which he's followed by many shady characters who want the money.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Eric Bercovici (screenplay), Jerrold L. Ludwig (screenplay) (as Jerry Ludwig)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Brown ... Pike
Lee Van Cleef ... Kiefer
Fred Williamson ... Tyree
Catherine Spaak ... Catherine
Jim Kelly ... Kashtok
Barry Sullivan ... Kane
Dana Andrews ... Morgan
Harry Carey Jr. ... Dumper
Robert Donner ... Skave
Charles McGregor Charles McGregor ... Cloyd
Leonard Smith Leonard Smith ... Cangey
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Halsey
Ricardo Palacios ... Calvera
Robin Levitt Robin Levitt ... Chico
Buddy Joe Hooker ... Angel
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Storyline

Rugged trail boss and reformed criminal Pike promises his honest wealthy employer Morgan that he will venture across the desert to deliver $86,000 dollars in payroll money to a ranch in Sonora, Mexico. Pike makes an uneasy alliance with smooth, yet shifty gambler Tyree in order to successfully complete his dangerous mission. During their perilous trek Pike and Tyree encounter desperate prostitute Catherine and her loyal ace martial artist half-breed companion Kashtok. Meanwhile, ruthless bounty hunter Kiefer and numerous greedy others give dogged chase. Written by Woodyanders

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The West has never seen a team like this or the hunt that aims to destroy them! See more »

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Italy | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

29 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La lunga cavalcata See more »

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Sioux City set still stands in Gran Canaria, near San Augustin. See more »

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Featured in Missing Reel: Blaxploitation (2014) See more »

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Really wasn't that hard at all!
22 March 2001 | by sylvar-3See all my reviews

I remember seeing this one as a kid, and really liking it! (Aaah youth!) Well, after watching it as an adult, (Feelings change!) Script was definitely hurting. It could have had great potential! Lee Van Cleef, Jim Brown, Jim Kelly, Fred Williamson! (Actually Jim Kelly as a indian? Well, no, a black man raised as a indian, who everybody calls indian? Running around doing the Billy Jack thing! Go figure.) Aside from that humor, I rate it, 5 out of 10.

(See Buck & the preacher, '1000 rifles' 'Posse' are even better if you want a primary A.A western.)


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