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Hard Ground (2003)

Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border. To finance his band, he robs a stagecoach, kidnaps a ... See full summary »

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Frank Q. Dobbs
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... John 'Chill' McKay
Bruce Dern ... Sheriff Hutch Hutchinson
Amy Jo Johnson ... Elizabeth Kennedy
Seth Peterson ... Joshua
David Figlioli ... Billy Bucklin
Martin Kove ... Floyd
Larry Hankin ... Toothless
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Mundo
Bill Henderson ... Junior Gunn
Sergio Calderón ... General Jesus Navarro (as Sergio Calderon)
Randy Stripling Randy Stripling ... McMordy
David Atkinson ... Deputy Dunlap
Edward Faulkner ... Warden
David S. Cass Sr. ... Pike (as David Cass Sr.)
Frank Sharp ... Tall man
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Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border. To finance his band, he robs a stagecoach, kidnaps a beautiful woman to be sold into prostitution, and steals an army payroll wagon. An aging lawman persuades the governor to parole his brother-in-law, now serving a 20-year prison term for murder, to assist him and his green deputy to destroy the marauders. Written by David Bassler

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Western

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Hutch: That's a full pardon that's been signed by the governor and notorized and now it's on fire!
John McKay: You know, Hutch, I told you I wouldn't go back to Yuma prison. Either way, I don't fit in... I don't fit in this century - and it won't be long before you don't fit in, either. I kinda like Mexico. I swore before I died I was going to see the ocean.
[scoops up a handful of coins]
John McKay: I'm going to keep this for services rendered.
Hutch: And rendered rather well, I might add.
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3 May 2008 | by jadelotuzSee all my reviews

Well, I Happened to see this movie.

I'm not a particular Western-Fan, but when a movie is good, then its good no matter the genre, and vice verse. This one is quite dull (even if it had been a Sci-fi flick).

Im not gonna go deep into details, but my opinion falls somewhere similar to the lower scored comments here.

The actors feels a bit wooden, the sound-effects are bad, the action moments lack "umphf", the bad guy is stupidly, annoyingly portrayed and overacted, the relationships between the characters is so embarrassing, the special effects ... well there is not that many SFX, etc.

If you really have the crave for "Wild West" movies, go see "Young Guns" instead, or why not "Deadwood" - another TV-production that really oozes quality. But if you're in some personal quest, that you have to see every western there is, well, go ahead. Or if you do some research like - How Burt Raynolds Carrier is going down ... then this also could be helpful.

I Gave it a "2", mostly because the horses did some nice acting. Acting like embarrassed animals in a low budget badly script, dumb movie, or was it acting?

Overall, you don't miss anything by avoiding this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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