In the dying days of the Old West, ex-outlaw Handsome Harry Holland is released from prison an old man. Barely recognizable, he heads to Bell City where he only interests children amazed at his gun handling skills. Holland goes for a drink at the saloon where four men are playing cards. One of them , Reggie Bell, is the no good son of the town boss. Reggie is cheating at poker as usual but no one dares speak. Holland joins the game and wins all of Reggie's money who gives an IOU to Holland. Holland tries to cash the IOU at the bank but the corrupt sheriff orders him out of town, at Reggie's orders. Undeterred, Holland forces the bank teller to honor Reggie's IOU but the sheriff prevents him from leaving town with the money. The sheriff draws on Holland who kills him in self-defense. Wounded by the deputies, Holland runs in the local hotel. A stand-off ensues, with Holland stuck in the hotel and the deputies unable to get him. Holland refuses to surrender to a fair trial. In his room, ...Written by
In the beginning of the movie, Handsome Harry shoots a hole in his hat to give the kid a scare. He comments that it is his only hat. In the rest of the movie, that same hat does not have a hole in it. See more »
I recall watching this western on HBO in the mid 1980's. Kirk Douglas and James Coburn are likable as an old outlaw and former peacekeeper. This was an entertaining western from the 1980's. No, it's not a classic western, and despite the horrific acting by Derek McGrath as Reggie (and whoever played the mayor) it was fun nonetheless.
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