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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 »

Goofs

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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I really enjoyed this film
22 December 2014 | by marylizautosSee all my reviews

I am a big Western fan..and it seems the older I get, the more I like them..However, I had not watched this film before..and I really liked it a lot..It had all the prerequisites of great Western..Terrific scenery..good musical score..a time tested plot..and very good characters..It reminded me greatly of 1 of my favorite films, The Last Hard Men...where Charlton Heston/James Coburn starred as the retired lawman and escaped convict..Both films shared 1 thing that is hard to find in a western..a general sense of foreboding where at every turn there was danger lurking in every turn.. In this film's case 2 terrific actors, Kris Kristofferson and Scott Wilson who as leads developed a personal hatred for each other..Both films had young men finding their way in a world they had not experienced in the manner of the lawman, which made the lawman uneasy for relying on him as a back-up..and both films had the beginnings of a love interest that involved a kidnapped hostage and young apprentice..I highly recommend this film, and then decide which 1 you enjoy better..In my case, for different reasons I give it a tie!!!


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