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Take a Hard Ride (Kid Vengeance) (1977)





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Toting a considerable amount of cash, cowboy Pike (played by ex-football player, Jim Brown) journeys across the border into Mexico attempting to safely deliver it into the hands of his dying boss' (Dana Andrews) wife. In transit, he is joined by gambler Tyree (Fred Williamson) who wouldn't mind taking a chance with the cash himself. Confronting Pike, among others, is nasty bounty hunter Keifer (Lee Van Cleef), who also would like the loot and who attempts to take it. The scenery in this spaghetti western is compliments of the Canary Islands.more
Rating: PG (violence)
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Eric Bercovici, Jerry Ludwig
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On DVD: Jan 17, 2006
Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Barry Sullivan
as Sheriff Kane
Catherine Spaak
as Catherine
Jim Kelly
as Kashtok
Ron Howard
as Halsey
Matt Clark
as Grover
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Critic Reviews for Take a Hard Ride (Kid Vengeance)

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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August 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Take a Hard Ride (Kid Vengeance)

Another Movie From the Mill Creek Mean Guns Twenty Pack. Like most movies from Mill Creek the video quality was very poor. But where can you get 20 movies for $5.99. This movie has about as many different names as it has people in the movie. When the spaghetti western genre died in Italy, spaghetti western star Lee Van Cleef went to Israel and made a couple of westerns there, "God's Gun" and "Kid Vengeance", which I just watched. It's a pretty cheap-looking affair - producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus were pinching pennies even back then. But despite the low budget, the movie is surprisingly involving. It's surprisingly grim, with Van Cleef making a great villain. Surprisingly, a lot of the grimness comes from Leif Garrett, who you may not believe is quite good as an innocent youth who is so traumatized by the murder of his parents that he starts to hunt down and kill (in sometimes brutal ways) the gang members responsible. Jim Brown is also good in a sympathetic role, one that refreshingly doesn't make his race an issue. Maybe this isn't a fabulous western, but if you are a fan of European westerns, chances are you'll find this kosher western very entertaining. 3 Stars 2-14-14

Bruce Bruce

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Despite the amazing cast, I wasn't as blown away by this as I expected to be, so I think I may've been in the wrong mood to watch it, but the film just never grabbed me the way I wanted it to.

May warrant the eventual re-watch to confirm or deny that initial rating.

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