The Hired Hand (1971)
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Meeting largely mixed reviews during its first run in 1971, counterculture icon Peter Fonda's directorial debut was restored and remastered for its 30-year anniversary. The film opens with three drifters greeting the morning by cavorting in a sun-dabbled mountain river. Harry Collings (Fonda) catches a fish and gives it to Arch Harris (Warren Oates) who grills it over a low fire, while Dan (Robert Pratt) -- the youngest of the three -- bathes in the swift moving current. Later, as they head into
Aug 11, 1971 Wide
Oct 28, 2003
Sundance Channel Home Entertainment
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This groundbreaking 1971 western nimbly upsets most of our expectations about cowboy movies.
If Dennis Hopper dismantles revisionist-Western ennui in The Last Movie, Fonda embellishes it with poetic muddiness
Bloom is excellent as the abandoned wife who aserts her independence even when she's so vulnerable.
...perhaps the best of that cycle of realistic, existential Westerners produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s
Now that it has been restored, people are beginning to realize it got a bum rap back in the day.
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