The Last Hard Men (1976)

The Last Hard Men (1976)





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A former lawman must return to his guns when his daughter is threatened in this dark-themed western. Zach Provo (James Coburn) was a notorious outlaw who was finally put behind bars by sheriff Sam Burgade (Charlton Heston), who also killed Provo's wife in the midst of a gun battle. Provo is determined to take his revenge on Burgade, and with the help of a handful of other gunmen, he makes a daring escape from jail and kidnaps Susan (Barbara Hershey), Burgade's daughter. Eager for a final showdown with the now-retired sheriff, Provo threatens Susan with multiple rape if Burgade will not face him in a gunfight, and Burgade is forced to take his guns out of mothballs and confront Provo for the sake of his daughter. The Last Hard Men also stars Michael Thomas Parks, Thalmus Rasulala, and Christopher Mitchum. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Western
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20th Century Fox

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Charlton Heston
as Sam Burgade
James Coburn
as Zach Provo
Barbara Hershey
as Susan Burgade
Jorge Rivero
as Menendez
Larry Wilcox
as Shelby
Morgan Paull
as Portugee Shiraz
Robert Donner
as Lee Roy Tucker
John Quade
as Will Gant
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140105: This is a very entertaining, but harsh, movie. Amazing actors and acting. All are a force but especially Hershey, Coburn, Wilcox, Quade and, shit, on and on and on. Great cinematography. Great locations. Don't think I'd ever seen it before, as in my youth. Can't believe I have missed out for nearly forty years. The slow motion to a rape scene, as well as James Coburn's evil nature, are hard to take. Actually, there are many scenes of extreme violence. Even by today's standards I found this film a bit nasty. Really enjoyed the finale.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

Charlton Heston plays a retired lawman named Sam Burgade who goes after an escaped bunch of convicts led by a half breed outlaw Zach Provo (James Coburn). The hunt becomes even more personal when Heston's daughter (Barbara Hershey) is kidnapped by Provo who wants to torture Charlton Heston for killing his wife eleven years previous when he was a sheriff. Overall it's an entertaining western flick with some gory and violent scenes including sexual degradation.

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