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Tom Horn (1980)

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Based on a true story, Steve McQueen (the film's executive producer) stars as bounty hunter Tom Horn in Wyoming who winds down his long career of heroism as civilization moves westward at the turn of the 19th century. As he loses touch with reality, he indulges in a string of killings. Soon after witnessing his ultra-violent behavior, his cattle baron employers decide to frame him for the murder of an adolescent boy.

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Cast

Steve McQueen
as Tom Horn
Linda Evans
as Glendolene Kimmel
Richard Farnsworth
as John C. Coble
Slim Pickens
as Sam Creedmore
Peter Canon
as Assistant Prosecutor
Elisha Cook Jr.
as Stable Hand
Roy Jenson
as Mendenhour
James Kline
as Arlo Chance
Geoffrey Lewis
as Walter Stoll
Steven Oliver
as Gentleman Jim Corbett
Steve Oliver
as Gentleman Jim Corbett
Bill Thurman
as Ora Haley
Bobby Bass
as Corbett's Bodyguard
Mickey Jones
as Brown's Hole Rustler
B.J. Ward
as Cattle Baron
Richard Kennedy
as John Cleveland
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Critic Reviews for Tom Horn

All Critics (4)

Beautiful to look at but the story never develops into the elegant and hard-hitting film it could have been.

Full Review… | April 12, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

In its moments of beauty, Tom Horn becomes an entirely different Western...

Full Review… | June 6, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Tom Horn

Tom was framed for the murder of a young boy by the Cattlemen's Associatoin who secretly hired him to stop rustling, then got fearful of his overwhelming (and legally borderline) success. This is a true story, and one of the last at the sunset of the Old West.

Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson

Steve McQueen doesn't give a great performance in his next-to-last motion picture, about the last days of a real-life Wyoming bounty hunter, nor does director William Wiard craft a memorable Western. The movie has its moments here and there but results to be a little bit tiring and slow-moving. It's a melancholy chronicle and near bittersweet dealing with the last exploits of Horn who is shown as hired hand to eliminate some rustlers. Good support cast who provides the best moments as Richard Farnsworth, Slim Pickens and Billy Green Bush, and a beautiful Linda Evans. At the end of the movie is a 1904 quote from Coble, saying that that Tom was not guilty of the crime of which he was accused and convicted. That's what I thought he was.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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½

McQueen made better movies but this one isn't bad.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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