Sixteen-year-old Ben wants to become a cowboy. He buys a pistol and sets off as assistant cook with Frank Culpepper and his cowhands herding cattle to Fort Lewis. As the journey progresses, the West reveals its most ferocious and bloodthirsty face, in a succession of ambushes, arrogance and massacres. Following in the footsteps of Peckinpah, Dick Richards’ debut film concentrates on the anti-hero, daily struggle and merciless violence. Superb visuals that call to mind paintings by Remington.
Dick Richards (New York, NY, Usa, 1936).
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (Fango sudore e polvere da sparo, 1972), Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975), Farewell, My Lovely (Marlowe, il poliziotto privato, 1975), March or Die (La bandera - Marcia o muori, 1977), Death Valley (Death Valley - Una vacanza nell’estremo terrore, 1982), Man, Woman and Child (Un uomo, una donna e un bambino, 1983), Black Jack (1986).
Gregory Prentiss, Eric Bercovici
Ralph Woolsey, Lawrence Edward Williams
John F. Burnett, Desmond Marquette
Carl Anderson, Jack Martin Smith
Tom Scott, Jerry Goldsmith
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Gary Grimes (Ben Mockridge), Billy Green Bush (Frank Culpepper), Luke Askew (Luke), Bo Hopkins (Dixie Brick), Geoffrey Lewis (Russ)
Paul A. Helmick
20th Century Fox Film Corporation