Mc Queen plays a rugged man of action who rids the big-sky country of rustlers but is ultimately forced to stop his one-man war. Ending is provocative.
An Old West bounty hunter named Tom Horn rides into town, his reputation as a Indian tracker preceding him. A rancher quickly hires Tom to protect his stock and kill cattle rustlers if necessary. When, for political reasons, Tom is framed and jailed for murder, he comes to the realization that he is part of a dying breed.
Color by Technicolor. Available to buy in the UK.
"...[McQueen] rises to heroic stature." - 05/23/1980 New York Times, p.C8
"McQueen's penultimate film, is one of his most moving." - 03/01/2006 Sight and Sound, p.89