Wild Rovers

1971

Wild Rovers (1971)

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In this film, William Holden and Ryan O'Neal play a couple of shiftless ranch hands who impulsively decide to rob a bank. They make off with the money but also incur the wrath of their former boss, who sends his two sons out to bring them back, preferably dead.

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Cast

Ryan O'Neal
as Frank Post
Karl Malden
as Walt Buckman
Lynn Carlin
as Sada Billings
Tom Skerritt
as John Buckman
Joe Don Baker
as Paul Buckman
James Olson
as Joe Billings
Leora Dana
as Nell Buckman
Victor French
as Sheriff Bill Jackson
Sam Gilman
as Hansen
Jack Garner
as Cap Swilling
Caitlin Wyles
as Ross' Girl
Mary Jackson
as Sada's Mother
Ed Bakey
as Gambler
Ted Gehring
as Benson Sheriff
Alan Carney
as Palace Bartender
Ed Long
as Cassidy
Bob Beck
as Bathhouse Attendent
Geoffrey Edwards
as Attendent's Son
Studs Tanney
as Piano Player
Bruno Ve Sota
as Cantina Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Wild Rovers

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

The mood is broken regularly with pratfall humor, also some dehumanizing slow-motion ballets of death.

Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

A beautiful, dumb cowboy movie about two beautiful, dumb cowboys.

Jun 26, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Marvellous performances and elegiac photography (by Philip Lathrop) are well complemented by Edwards' unusually light touch.

Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

A film that is more compelling as the work of a specific director (whose thoughts have here turned west) than as an isolated entertainment, as an end in itself.

May 9, 2005

It shows much of Edwards's craft, but the soul is strangely missing.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

There is natural simplicity and then there is a contrived simplicity that kind of yells out at you and says "Hey, look how simple and low-key this is."

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wild Rovers

Wild Rovers seemed to start off slow & just stayed there.The 1st western ever where I couldnt sit through the whole thing

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