Take a Hard Ride (Kid Vengeance) (1977)





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In this Spaghetti western, cowboy Pike journeys across the border into Mexico attempting to safely deliver a large amount of cash into the hands of his dying boss' wife. Confronting Pike, among others, is nasty bounty hunter Keifer, who would like the loot and who attempts to take it.
PG (violence)
Action & Adventure , Western
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Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Jim Brown
as Pike
Lee Van Cleef
as Kiefer
Dana Andrews
as Morgan
Barry Sullivan
as Sheriff Kane
Catherine Spaak
as Catherine
Jim Kelly
as Kashtok
Leonard Smith
as Cangey
Ronald Howard
as Halsey
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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.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

[img]http://www.blaxploitation.com/images/poster_gifs/poster_take_a_hard_ride.gif[/img] [b]Take a Hard Ride (1975) [/b]*** (of *****) Decent Blaxploitation/Spaghetti Western with a good cast. Not fully realized, however. I have a copy of this on DVD-R, and it is a nice addition to my Blaxploitation/Spaghetti Western collection(s), but nothing to write home about.

Lyle Horowitz
Lyle Horowitz

[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/42/258242.jpg[/img] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Pike has recently obtained a significant amount of money from his boss who has recently passes away. When individuals discover that he was left the money, they track down Pike to try steal his booty. Pike encounters a thief, Tyree, who offers to help Pike with his problem for a percentage of the cash. Pike hopes to move west to settle down and start a new life. [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Next time you get an idea like that, Pike, keep it to yourself.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [size=3][color=#000000][font=Times New Roman]Antonio Margheriti, director of Alien from the Deep, Last Blood, Cannibal Apocalypse, and The Heist, delivers Take a Hard Ride. The storyline for this picture is okay but a bit predictable. The fight scenes are inconsistent; however, the characters are delivered well. The cast includes Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Lee Van Cleef, and Jim Kelly. [/font][/color][/size] [size=3][color=#000000][font=Times New Roman][/font][/color][/size][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“You always have a pack of snakes with you?”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Take a Hard Ride was playing on the Encore Western Channel last night. I was surprised to find a western starring both Jim Brown and Fred Williamson. I had to see this film. Overall, this was a slightly above average western picture. The acting and interactions between characters were entertaining; however, the shootouts and fight scenes were a bit frustrating. This is worth watching if you are a fan of the actors or the western genre.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Every man needs a second chance.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Grade: B-[/color][/size][/font]

Kevin Robbins
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