Chato's Land (1971)





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A posse of vengeful white men chase down a half-breed Indian accused of killing a sheriff in this Charles Bronson western.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Western
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MGM Home Entertainment


Charles Bronson
as Pardon Chato
Jack Palance
as Capt. Quincey Whitmore
James Whitmore
as Joshua Everette
Simon Oakland
as Jubal Hooker
Ralph Waite
as Elias Hooker
Richard Jordan
as Earl Hooker
Victor French
as Martin Hall
William Watson
as Harvey Lansing
Roddy McMillan
as Gavin Malechie
Paul Young
as Brady Logan
Lee Patterson
as George Dunn
Rudy Ugland
as Will Coop
Richard Basehart
as Nye Buell
Raúl Castro
as Mexican Scout
Sonia Rangan
as Chato's Woman
Clive Endersby
as Jacob Meade
Rebecca Wilson
as Edna Malechie
Verna Harvey
as Shelby Hooker
Sally Adez
as Moira Logan
Hugh McDermott
as Bartender
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Charles Bronson plays an Apache on the run in this interestingly different Western that wears its liberal heart right on its sleeve. A decent cast of easily identifiable character actors (like Richard Basehart and James Whitmore) are part of a nearly rabid posse out to hang the noble savage until they decide to rape his wife ... guess what happens next?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Don't get between a dog and his bone Chato is at a bar minding his own business when two men pick on him for being an Indian. The conversation escalates and Chato shoots the men dead. A posse forms and begins tracking Chato down. Chato is fairly familiar with the land and initially he just toys with the posse; however, when Chato's family is discovered by the posse and raped and tortured, Chato will seek revenge on the men responsible. "There never was a woman born worth dying for." Michael Winner, director of The Death Wish trilogy, Bullseye!, The Mechanic, Scorpio, The Jokers, and Shoot to Kill, delivers Chato's Land. The storyline for this movie is interesting and well paced. The movie is more about the interactions between the trackers than Chato. The plot is delivered well and is definitely worth following. The cast delivers solid performances and includes Charles Bronson, Jack Palace, Richard Jordan, James Whitmore, and Ralph Waite. "Hell of a place to die in." "There aren't any good ones." We have been following Charles Bronson films lately and this film grabbed our attention since we're fans of westerns. Bronson was excellent in this film and delivered the character to perfection; however, the true plot is how the men deal with the pressure of being watched and manipulated by one man (honestly, Bronson isn't in the film that much). Overall, this is a worthwhile film if you are a fan of westerns or Bronson. "You've got an itching to get back to some good cooking and a fat wife." Grade: C+/B- (6.5)

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Long time ago a Friend recommended this Movie to me. It was on TV so watched it. I like some western Movies. A great classic.

Wahida K
Wahida K

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