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In the American West, Willet Gashade (Warren Oates), a former bounty hunter, and Coley Boyard (Will Hutchins), his dimwitted partner, are approached by a secretive young woman (Millie Perkins) who offers them money to guide her through the desert but refuses to discuss why she is traveling. The group embarks on the journey and is eventually joined by Billy Spear (Jack Nicholson), a volatile gunslinger the woman has also hired. The only question is why.

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  • Feb 05, 2013
    warren oates is so friggin' great in this film. the near constant air of menace is mostly down to him and the soundtrack. a very young jack nicholson gets by more on his unusual looks and ability to ride a horse than anything else. and millie perkins' performance is odd to say the least. the paranoid, existential and so-called 'acid' western said to have been inspired by the kennedy assassination
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2012
    okay in parts, Nicholson is great when hes in it, and warren oates carrying the movie does some good stuff, i just didnt get into overall plot/story of film.
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Jun 28, 2010
    A very unique movie, it's really basic and dreamy. It feels more like an acid trip than an actual movie, the camera never moves toward the focus of the scene but wherever it feels like going. For the very little dialogue and character development it has, Warren Oates and Jack Nicholson manage to have some very memorable characters. It's not exactly an essential part of film history or westerns, but it's interesting.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2009
    An OK western with Jack Nicholson playing the hired gun
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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