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The Tracker (1988)

After a series of vicious crimes by a renegade group of cowboys, led by "Red Jack" Stilwell, a legendary tracker, Noble Adams is pulled out of retirement to capture Stilwell, dead or alive.... See full summary »

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John Guillermin

Writer:

Kevin Jarre
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Noble Adams
Scott Wilson ... John 'Red Jack' Stillwell
Mark Moses ... Tom Adams
David Huddleston ... Lane Crawford
John Quade ... Lomax
Don Swayze ... Brewer
Geoffrey Blake ... Miller
Leon Rippy ... Chub Dumont
Ernie Lively ... Bob
Karen Kopins ... Sarah Bolton
Celia Xavier ... Inez
Jeff Celentano ... Lon (as Jeff Weston)
Jennifer Snyder Jennifer Snyder ... Mary Bolton
Brynn Thayer ... Lottie Adams
Jose Rey Toledo Jose Rey Toledo ... Redondo
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Storyline

After a series of vicious crimes by a renegade group of cowboys, led by "Red Jack" Stilwell, a legendary tracker, Noble Adams is pulled out of retirement to capture Stilwell, dead or alive. Reluctantly, needing more men, he allows his son, Tom to tag along, revealing to Tom a whole brutal side of ruthlessness Noble thought he left behind. Written by spyguy88

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He thought his days of violence had ended... But the battle between good and evil is never over.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead or Alive See more »

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Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Guillerman's last movie. See more »

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Several times during the course of the movie, aircraft con trails are clearly visible in the sky. At the time this movie takes place, the Wright brothers had not yet flown their Flyer. See more »

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The Tracker: Kevin Jarre's story has few weak points
4 August 2003 | by latsblasterSee all my reviews

"The Tracker" is just an old TV-movie from the 1980's you might think, but thanks to Kevin Jarre's well-written story the film works very well, better than most modern action-oriented Westerns. But the film has also Kris Kristofferson in the main role, and he is suitable as Noble Adams. I think Kristofferson clearly shows that he handles his role very well, and one of the main reasons why the film works the way it does.

Thanks to very few flaws in the script, this Western works very well. Even if "The Tracker" could be better and would fit nice as a movie for the cinema, it is highly recommended for any fan of the Western-genre.

Rating: 6+ of 10.


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