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The Manhunt (1984)

Cane arrabbiato (original title)
A young man buys two horses at an Arizona race track but fails to get a receipt. Later, when riding across the land of a rancher named Robeson, he's accused of stealing the two horses. ... See full summary »


Fabrizio De Angelis (as Larry Ludman)


Fabrizio De Angelis (screenplay) (as Larry Ludman), Dardano Sacchetti (story) (as David Parker Jr.)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Wayne ... Stranger (as John Ethan Wayne)
Raimund Harmstorf ... Guard
Henry Silva ... Prison Boss
Bo Svenson ... Sheriff
Ernest Borgnine ... Ben Robeson
Terry Lynch Terry Lynch ... Robeson's Daughter
Don Taylor Don Taylor
Randy Mulkey
Farris Castleberry Farris Castleberry
Susan Wilson Susan Wilson
Robin Fugett Robin Fugett
Jack Dunlap Jack Dunlap
Daniel O'Haco Daniel O'Haco ... (as Danny O'Haco)
Ivan Red Wolverton Ivan Red Wolverton ... (as Red Wolverton)
Claud Hereford Claud Hereford ... (as Claude Hereford)


A young man buys two horses at an Arizona race track but fails to get a receipt. Later, when riding across the land of a rancher named Robeson, he's accused of stealing the two horses. Unable to prove ownership, the young man is then sentenced to prison where he's forced to do chain-gang type work. He escapes, is recaptured, and escapes again as he tries to locate the man who sold him the horses. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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When you have been wrongly jailed, the only thing on your mind is justice.


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Ethan Wayne's flogging inside Ernest Borgnine's barn ranks 17th in the book, "Lash! The Hundred Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies." See more »


Sheriff: It was pretty dumb to risk your life for a couple of horses, don't you think?
Stranger: The horses are mine. It was a question of principle.
Sheriff: Well, that principle seems to have cost you a bit of your hide.
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John Ethan Wayne has big boots to fill.
3 January 2002 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

This movie probably represents the peak of John Ethan Wayne's film career and it gives him a chance to play the tall man of few words but firm convictions that his father often played in earlier westerns. Unfortunately, though a likeable and attractive fellow, John Ethan Wayne simply doesn't have the screen presence of his legendary ancestor. He seems a bit bland and vacant. There's little sense of substance or toughness beneath his rarely-changing expression. The scene where he's thrown into a prison cell and beats up the hulking con who threatens him is in no way convincing.

Still, this modern-day western is an entertaining diversion with bursts of action, (of the car chase variety), and with a solid supporting cast headed by Henry Silva, Bo Svenson, and Ernest Borgnine. Acting honors probably go to Borgnine but his character's transformation from villain to father-figure seems merely like a script contrivance. One also wishes more could have been done with the character of his daughter.

Just as John Wayne received a whipping in "The Conqueror," so too does John Ethan Wayne feel the sting of leather in this movie. Borgnine's men hang him from his wrists inside a barn and give his bare back half a dozen or so lashes. (Judging from the pleased look on their faces, these men may be enjoying the whipping just a bit more than they should be.) As is usually the case in the movies, our hero seems to suffer absolutely no ill effects from this beating because, on the very next day, he's as good as new.

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Release Date:

9 December 1984 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Man Hunt See more »

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Fulvia Film See more »
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Color (Telecolor)

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2.35 : 1
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