Joe Kidd – 1972

Joe Kidd - 1972 - Clint Eastwood Movies

Overview

An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.

 
 

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Joe Kidd - 1972 - Clint Eastwood Movies

Cast (first billed)

  • Clint Eastwood – Joe Kidd
  • Robert Duvall – Frank Harlan
  • John Saxon – Luis Chama

Director

  • John Sturges

Plot

Joe Kidd is a former bounty hunter and all-around tough-guy in the American Southwest. When a band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all relevant records destroyed in a courthouse fire, they turn to force of arms. Louis Chama is their charismatic leader, spouting revolutionary rhetoric and demanding land reform. A wealthy landowner with interests in the disputed area, Frank Harlan, decides to settle things his own way. He hires a band of killers and wants Joe Kidd to help them track Chama. Initially, Kidd wants to avoid any involvement, until Chama makes the mistake of stealing Kidd’s horses and terrorizing his friends.

Critical Reception

“For 84 minutes you’ll enjoy a good story, well acted and with appropriate action. See it if you can. Recommended for all.” – Roger Burke -IMDB

“If you are happy to see Eastwood back in the saddle, and you want to watch him with Robert Duvall, don’t miss this highly forgettable Western… I’m quite sure it will manage to hold your attention…” – ironside – IMDB

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