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Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

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

Director:

Monte Hellman

Writer:

Jack Nicholson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Mitchell ... Vern
Millie Perkins ... Abigail
Jack Nicholson ... Wes
Katherine Squire Katherine Squire ... Catherine
George Mitchell ... Evan
Rupert Crosse Rupert Crosse ... Indian Joe
Harry Dean Stanton ... Blind Dick (as Dean Stanton)
John Hackett John Hackett ... Winslow
Tom Filer Tom Filer ... Otis
B.J. Merholz B.J. Merholz ... Edgar
Brandon Carroll Brandon Carroll ... Quint Mapes
Peter Cannon Peter Cannon ... Hagerman
William A. Keller William A. Keller ... Roy
Neil Summers ... Ward (as Neil Summer)
James Campbell James Campbell
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A través del huracán See more »

Filming Locations:

Fredonia, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot back to back with The Shooting (1966). See more »

Goofs

In the first shot of the film, Joe appears on the left side of the screen and Dick on the right, both seen from their back. The subsequent long shot, from the front, shows them switched. 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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Referenced in Braccati (2001) See more »

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Allegorical in the very best sense...
25 April 2003 | by cfisanickSee all my reviews

Monte Hellman's "Ride in the Whirlwind," while not quite as good as his masterpiece, "The Shooting," is still an endlessly fascinating meditation on the old West. Hellman's Westerns are almost antithetical Westerns since they stress allegory and atmosphere over character and plotting. Not for every taste, this film has a lot to admire, not the least of which is Jack Nicholson's fine script and performance.


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