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High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980)

Former Marshal Will Kane returns to Hadleyville a year after he resigned and finds the town in the grip of a tyrannical Marshal who abuses his power.

Director:

Jerry Jameson

Writer:

Elmore Leonard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Majors ... Will Kane
David Carradine ... Ben Irons
J.A. Preston ... Alonzo
Michael Pataki ... Darold
Katherine Cannon ... Amy Kane
M. Emmet Walsh ... Harold Patton
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ... Dr. Losey
Tracey Walter ... Harlan Tyler
Britt Leach ... Virgil
Pernell Roberts ... Marshal J.D. Ward
Charles Benton Charles Benton ... Emmett
Sanford Gibbons ... Frank Stam
Stoney Jackson ... Telegrapher (as Stonewall Jackson)
Francesca Jarvis ... Mrs. Garver
Henry Kendrick ... Martin Garver (as Henry Max Kendrick)
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Will Kane returns to his hometown of Hadleyville with his wife Amy for the first time in years since his famous gunfight with Frank Miller and his gang to face a new menace of his town in the grip of a bounty-hunting Marshal named J.D. Ward and his two gun-happy Deputies pursuing Ben Irons, a drifter wanted dead or alive for a crime he didn't commit whom he asks Kane to help him which sets the stage for a second major gunfight within the town.

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Shot on location at Old Tucson Studio in Tucson, Arizona. See more »

Quotes

Will Kane: Son, you don't want to do what you're thinkin'
Harlan Tyler: I don't, huh?
Will Kane: You can't talk to him, huh?
Ben Irons: No, I'm just his interpreter.
Will Kane: All right, Ben... he touches his gun, I go to you first and then him.
Ben Irons: That's a stylish bluff... makes a poor child stop and consider... almost like you think you can take us both.
Will Kane: Well, I got no reason to doubt it.
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Follows High Noon: The Clock Strikes Noon Again (1966) See more »

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Not a complete travesty, but certainly very forgettable
21 May 2019 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

This made-for-TV sequel was available at one of my local video rental shops way back when I was a teenage, but I never rented it in part due to the bad reputation that it had. Just recently I was reminded about its existence again, and doing some subsequent research, I saw that the legendary Elmore Leonard write the teleplay, and he certainly wrote some good western stories in his career. Unfortunately, this particular oater doesn't stand up to his other efforts. While there are many criticisms I could list about this movie (such as the weird sight of Lee Majors trying to act in a Gary Cooper style), the main problem with the movie is that it not only does its story plod along at an extremely slow pace, there is usually no significant energy generated in any particular scene. The movie really suffers in comparison to the original in this regard, made worse by the fact that the story this time around doesn't feel like a story that needs to be told.

However... if you look at the movie without comparing it to the original, and seeing what it basically is - a 1980 made-for-TV western - it does come across somewhat better. And unlike other made-for-TV movies of the time, it does have the novelty of David Carradine and a few instances of somewhat more colorful dialogue than usual. Though even with this viewpoint, there isn't enough to make this a must-see. Even as a viewing when entertainment options are extremely limited is also questionable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Noon, Part II See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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