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The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective, and the final events in his life that led to his tragic death.

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Jack Starrett

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William Goldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Tom Horn
Richard Widmark ... Al Sieber
Karen Black ... Ernestina Crawford
Richard Masur ... Sheriff Ed Smalley
Clay Tanner Clay Tanner ... Lt. Henry Lawton
Pat McCormick ... John Noble
Jack Starrett ... Gen. George Crook
John Durren ... Marshal Joe LeFlors
Jeremy Slate ... Capt. Emmet Crawford
Enrique Lucero ... Geronimo
Stafford Morgan ... Gen. Nelson Miles
Don Collier ... Mr. Nickell
James Oliver James Oliver ... Mickey Free
George Reynolds George Reynolds ... 1st Rustler
William Smith Jr. William Smith Jr. ... 2nd Rustler
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The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective, and the final events in his life that led to his tragic death.

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Indian Scout. Gunfighter. Bounty Hunter. The Man Who Captured Geronimo...And the Best Damned Cowboy Who Ever Lived! See more »

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister Horn See more »

Filming Locations:

Duquesne, Arizona, USA See more »

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Lorimar Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Horn arrived in Arizona Territory in 1881. There is some debate whether he was a hired gun or killer for hire in The Pleasant Valley War (a range war fought in Pleasant Valley, Arizona in the years 1882-1892). The Pleasant Valley War had the highest number of fatalities of such range conflicts in United States history, with an estimated total of 38 to 64 deaths, and the near destruction of the males of the two quarreling families. The war was fought between two feuding families, the ranchers Tewksburys and Grahams. Army quartermaster records show that Tom Horn was first employed in September 1881 as a teamster at Whipple Barracks, near Prescott Arizona. Some say that Tom Horn had killed at least three men, but nothing is confirmed. Both sides of the feud suffered abounding murders to which no suspect was ever identified. In his autobiography, Tom Horn writes: "Early in April of 1887, some of the boys came down from the Pleasant Valley, where there was a big rustler war going on and the rustlers were getting the best of the game." See more »

Quotes

Tom Horn: [just before the gallows trap springs] You can't hurt a Christian.
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Version of Tom Horn (1980) See more »

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Best acting job by Widmark and Carradine
26 December 2002 | by rockyjon2003See all my reviews

Carradine is remarkable as he becomes Tom Horn and Widmark Playing a crippled up old scout was magnificent.Supporting cast and direction were top drawer. No movie was better made than than this TV endeaver.I can never forget Widmark saying to Mr. Horn " My good leg is now my bad leg".


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