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½ October 30, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

(1976) Pony Express Rider

If viewers don't mind the first 3/4's into it since it's musical score and direction is similar to what one could get from a made for tv movie, I think the final fourth act is very well done. Young teen has a sheepman as a father, whose about to lose his livelihood because the landowner who also happens to be his best friend is going to be a governor of Nevada leaving everything to be handled by his only immoral son. After the father leaves, the son then decides to destroy the sheepman's only livilihood in an underhanded way by forcing him as well as his family to move since he want to turn that small property as part of a cattle drive. And upon sending someone to fetch the sheepman into the home, he tries to degrade his livelihood on front of others before being provoked for a fight. The sheepman wins but upon going to the bar for a drink, the narcisstic son then shoots him dead by cowardly shooting him in the back and he takes off since their were witnesses. The teenager then hears about this and vows revenge by going after him. Assuming that he's heading and while riding toward Nevada, he manages to get himself a job by delivering some mail since the previous 'pony express rider' was found killed with an arrow on his back. And then the next thing you know, the narcisstic son hears about this and goes on an odyssey himself by going after him and to prevent his father from even knowing about this. As forementioned, most of this is like a made for tv movie but the fouth act is worth seeing since not every Western should be solved by total vengeance.

3 out of 4
½ October 24, 2008
Saturday Afternnon type movie.
July 30, 2007
it is too much for little kids
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