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Jack Burns tries to spring his friend from jail and ends up on the wrong side of the law and on the run alone. The sheriff must bring him to justice even though his sympathies lie with Jack.
David Miller - Director, early '40s-early '80s, MIDNIGHT LACE
Alexander Golitzen - Oscar winning production designer, SPARTACUS
Edward Lewis - Producer\"Missing"
Jerry Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald K. Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald Goldsmith - Film composer
Michael Hennagin - Film composer
William Schallert - American TV/Film Actor
Carroll O'Connor - American actor, ALL IN THE FAMILY
Kirk Douglas - American actor, producer
Issur Danielovitch - American actor, producer
Isadore Demsky - American actor, producer
Karl Swenson - Actor, SWORD IN THE STONE (1963)
Walter Matthau - American actor, THE ODD COUPLE/I'M NOT RAPPAPORT
Walter Matuschanskayasky - American actor, THE ODD COUPLE/I'M NOT RAPPAPORT
Walter John Matthow - American actor, THE ODD COUPLE/I'M NOT RAPPAPORT
Walter Foghorn Matthau - American actor, THE ODD COUPLE/I'M NOT RAPPAPORT
Dalton Trumbo - American Screenwriter/Hw 10
Robert Rich - American Screenwriter/Hw 10
Hugo Butler - American Screenwriter/Hw 10
Edward Mann - Editor
Robert Smith - Art Director\"King Rat"
Robert E. Smith - Art Director\"King Rat"
Leon Barsha - Editor\"Lady In A Cage"
Gena Rowlands - Actress, GLORIA (1980), A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Virginia Cathryn Rowlands - Actress, GLORIA (1980), A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
George Kennedy - American actor, COOL HAND LUKE
Philip H. Lathrop - American Director of Photography
Kirk Douglas, as cowboy Jack Burns, breaks jail to help an old friend and heads for the state border with the sheriff, played by Walter Matthau, in pursuit. Based on Edward Abbey's elegiac novel "The Brave Cowboy" and written by Dalton Trumbo, Burns's flight for freedom on his old horse, pursued by jeeps and helicopter, is an eloquent metaphor for the passing of the old West and its virtues.
Produced by Joel Productions. Additional credit: David Silver (assistant director).
"...This contemporary-cowboy saga has been a beloved cult movie for about 20 years....The finale remains a classic..." - 07/29/1994 USA Today, p.3D
4 stars out of 5 -- "David Miller's direction foreshadows FIRST BLOOD by framing big themes as rugged action..." - 03/01/2013 Total Film