A former CIA-assassin, on the run from his former employers, gets stranded in a small Wyoming town and stays to help a local farmer and his daughter fight the corrupt sheriff who's under the thumb of a ruthless land developer out to evict all the farmers from their homes.Written by
Burt Reynolds said of the film: "I was attracted to 'Malone' because I thought there was a chance the movie might be more than a guy running away from his past. Let's be honest. The film is Shane (1953). I am an ex-CIA man whose car breaks down in a small town who then gets close to a family and attempts to battle a Lyndon LaRouche character played by [Cliff Robertson (I)]. I'm not doing [Clint Eastwood] in Pale Rider (1985). There's a little bit of [Sylvester Stallone] from First Blood (1982) in this, but I'm not playing the damaged-goods-guy Sly became in 'Rambo'. Just to show you how movies change, Gerard Depardieu and Christopher Lambert at one point were going to play Malone. I wonder how this guy got rewritten into me". See more »
The sheriff looks at Malone's drivers license which clearly has a street address in Baltimore, then immediately asks "Why do you have a post office box for an address?" See more »
I think it's time for you to get some help.
Because you can't do your job anymore.
Because I let that man live?
That man is the worst bastard that...
I don't care! I've had enough! I want out.
What am I supposed to tell our superiors at the company?
Tell them good bye.
You know too much. One of the first things you tought me is that nobody just walks away from the CIA.
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UK cinema and video versions were cut by 1 second to remove an ear clap. See more »
Ex-CIA hit-man running from his past (Richard Malone, played by Burt Reynolds) finds just how difficult it is to retire when he runs across a small town controlled by mercenaries and a family that is resisting their control.
Reynolds is a smooth pimp, even kissing a young girl in front of her father. I mean, really, who has the balls to do that? Only Reynolds. And why not, when you can go around and beat people up -- or kill them -- without the police being able to stop you?
An odd mystery: at one point, Malone's birth date is given as February 14, 1941. I wonder if this date was chosen for any particular reason. This is not Reynolds' birthday, and in fact would make Malone a few years younger than Reynolds...
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