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Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

Three cowboys, mistaken for members of an outlaw gang, are relentlessly pursued by a posse.

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Abigail
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Wes
Katherine Squire ...
Catherine
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Evan
Rupert Crosse ...
Indian Joe
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Blind Dick (as Dean Stanton)
John Hackett ...
Winslow
Tom Filer ...
Otis
B.J. Merholz ...
Edgar
Brandon Carroll ...
Quint Mapes
Peter Cannon ...
Hagerman
William A. Keller ...
Roy
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(as Neil Summer)
James Campbell
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Wes, Vern and Otis are three cowhands on the way to a cattle drive. Coming upon what is to be an omen of their future... an outlaw hung by a group of vigilantes...the trio finds shelter at a cabin, only to discover that their "hosts" are men who have robbed a stagecoach and killed the guard. When an avenging posse attacks the cabin, Wes and Vern escape, only to find that they have become branded as 'outlaws' by the posse, who relentlessly pursue them. Written by alfiehitchie

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ride with the Easy Rider into an action whirlwind.

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Western

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11 September 1968 (France)  »

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A través del huracán  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Was written by Jack Nicholson. See more »

Goofs

Between two shots of the stagecoach passing through a zigzag piece of road, there is a shot showing the horses galloping, from the point of view of the driver, in a different piece of road. See more »

Quotes

Wes: This is the 'less work I done on a weekday since I was 4, 'less I was sick.
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Conceptual-art Western
15 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Monte Hellman makes art movies--as in Mr. Wim Wenders, or Mr. Robert Bresson, for that matter. How he disguised them as hot-rod movies, or trendy hippie bashes, or simple old Westerns, is beyond me, so rarefied, quiet, composed, and art-conscious are they. RIDE IN THE WHIRLWIND, scripted by its star, Jack Nicholson, reduces "the Western" to abstract essentials. Guys in a shack getting smoked out by the lawmen outside. Guys on the lam from a lynch mob. Stoical lynch-mob hanging. Tense, purse-lipped conversation between outlaw and kidnapped good-girl type. Presented against a stark landscape with no extras (I'm sure Hellman'll tell you it's sheer economics), the scenes take on the quality of gallery installations based on Western plot devices. If you ever wondered where the laconic sensibility of such latter-day types as Jim Jarmusch and Michael Almereyda came from, here's a hint.


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