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Chato's Land (1972)

PG | | Western | June 1972 (UK)
In 1870s New Mexico, a half-breed kills a bigoted sheriff in self-defense but the posse that eventually hunts him finds itself in dangerous territory.

Director:

Michael Winner

Writer:

Gerald Wilson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Pardon Chato
Jack Palance ... Capt. Quincey Whitmore
James Whitmore ... Joshua Everette
Simon Oakland ... Jubal Hooker
Ralph Waite ... Elias Hooker
Richard Jordan ... Earl Hooker
Victor French ... Martin Hall
Sonia Rangan Sonia Rangan ... Chato's Woman
William Watson ... Harvey Lansing
Roddy McMillan Roddy McMillan ... Gavin Malechie
Paul Young Paul Young ... Brady Logan
Raul Castro Raul Castro ... Mexican Scout
Lee Patterson ... George Dunn
Roland Brand Roland Brand
Peter Dyneley ... Ezra Meade
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Storyline

After a deadly confrontation with the racist local sheriff in the town's whites-only bar, the half-Apache, Pardon Chato, flees into the unforgiving desert. Hell-bent on making Chato pay, the famed former Confederate officer, Captain Quincey Whitmore, assembles an angry posse of blood-thirsty men; however, who is the hunter, and who is the hunted? Do Whitmore's toughs stand a chance of surviving in Chato's dangerous land? Written by Nick Riganas

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What Chato's land doesn't kill, Chato will. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

MGM

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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

June 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chato See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Scimitar Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film is one of Charles Bronson's 70s westerns. His westerns made during the 1970s include Chino (1973), Red Sun (1971), Chato's Land (1972), From Noon Till Three (1976), Breakheart Pass (1975) and The White Buffalo (1977). See more »

Goofs

Several times as the posse rides through the desert, the saguaro cacti props in the background can be seen jiggling and flapping their arms in the wind. See more »

Quotes

Earl Hooker: I'm gonna kill you, Mex. Understand? And that's a promise.
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Alternate Versions

Comparison between VHS WARNER HOME VIDEO FRANCE EDITION 1986 / DVD REGION 1 MGM/UA. 1) Rape scene of Chato's wife can be found on two versions:
  • Director Michael Winner had shot 2 versions of the same scene: A cut "soft" version (Region 1 DVD MGM / UA) and another violent version version that can be seen on VHS French version.
  • In Warner Home video France VHS (1986 release):
  • The assaulters of Chato's wife are grabbing her and they're tearing her clothes off. Then they're carrying the mooned unlucky and completely naked woman into her house. In the next scene, she's tied up to a little tree by these brutes and she is lying down completely naked.
  • In DVD REGION 1 MGM / UA:
  • This passage is shown on Region 1 DVD but Chato's wife keeps her clothes on during the whole scene. She is also tied up afterwards but her body is completely covered up with a large blanket.
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Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) See more »

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group of men take on one man, and regret it
9 April 1999 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

I loved the theme of this film. A group of mouthy, arrogant, drunken hillbillies go after a man for killing someone in self defense. They are foolish enough to chase him into his own terrain where he has the advantage. One of Bronson's best.


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