Posse (1975)

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  • POSSE


    DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY KIRK DOUGLAS
    CO-PRODUCED BY ANNE DOUGLAS
    MUSIC BY MAURICE JARRE
    BRYNA PRODJUCTIONS
    ZEEUWSE MAATSCHAPPIJ N.V.
    PARAMOUNT PICTURES



    INFORMATION FROM IMDb


    Plot Summary
    A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.
    Written by frankfob2


    Cast
    Kirk Douglas ... Howard Nightingale
    Bruce Dern ... Jack Strawhorn
    Bo Hopkins ... Wesley
    James Stacy ... Harold Hellman
    Luke Askew ... Krag
    David Canary ... Pensteman
    Alfonso Arau ... Pepe
    Katherine Woodville ... Mrs. Cooper
    Mark Roberts ... Mr. Cooper
    Beth Brickell ... Carla Ross
    Dick O'Neill ... Wiley
    William H. Burton Jr. ... McCanless (as William H. Burton)
    Louie Elias ... Rains
    Gus Greymountain ... Reyno
    Allan Warnick ... Telegrapher
    Roger Behrstock ... Buwalda
    Jess Riggle ... Hunsinger
    Stephanie Steele ... Amy
    Melody Thomas Scott ... Laurie (as Melody Thomas)
    Dick Armstrong ... Shanty Principal
    Larry Finley ... Shanty Principal
    Pat Tobin ... Shanty Principal
    and many more...


    Directed
    Kirk Douglas


    Writing Credits
    Larry Cohen ... (treatment) (uncredited)
    Christopher Knopf ... (screenplay)
    Christopher Knopf ... (story)
    William Roberts ... (screenplay)


    Produced
    Kirk Douglas ... producer
    Phil Feldman ... executive producer
    Anne Douglas ... producer (uncredited)


    Music
    Maurice Jarre


    Cinematography
    Fred J. Koenekamp


    Trivia
    This movie was the first role for James Stacy following his 1973 motorcycle accident in which he was hit by a drunk driver, resulting in the loss of his left arm and left leg. Kirk Douglas created the role especially for Stacy.


    Pepe says to Strawhorn "What'd you expect...Joaquin Murrieta?" This is a reference to Joaquin Carrillo Murrieta, an infamous bandit during the 1850s California Gold Rush.


    Goofs
    Anachronisms
    US Senators were not directly elected at the time of the film's setting. They were appointed by State Legislatures until the 17th Amendment in 1913.


    Continuity
    Howard Nightingale breaks his fall with hands that are supposedly cuffed behind his back.


    When Strawhorn plans his breakout on the train, he rigs a garrote from a piece of wire taken apart from a broom and lashes Wesley tightly by the neck to the bars of the cell. Later when Wesley answers Strawhorn's call to come to his room where Nightingale is kept hostage, there isn't even the slightest hint of redness or abrasion on his neck from the event.


    Errors in geography
    Supposedly set in Texas yet the train passes many saguaro cacti which do not grow in Texas.


    Revealing mistakes
    (at around 21 mins) When an outlaw is being "crushed" by a burning wall in the opening raid, he may clearly be seen going backwards and headfirst into a hidey hole screen left.


    Memorable Quotes


    Filming Locations
    Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Florence, Arizona, USA
    Empire Ranch, Sonoita, Arizona, USA
    Old Tucson - 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Aravaipa Canyon, Arizona, USA
    Horsehead Road, Tucson, Arizona, USA

  • Posse is a 1975 American Western film, produced by, directed by and starring Kirk Douglas.
    The screenplay was written by Christopher Knopf and William Roberts.


    The plot centers on a U.S. marshal with political ambitions leading an elite posse
    in pursuit of a notorious bank robber to further his political career.
    The film premiered in New York City on June 4, 1975, and in June the same year in Berlin
    at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival, where Douglas also was nominated for the Golden Bear.



    User Review


    Acceptable western, with some interesting moments
    21 September 1999 | by Wizard-8 (Victoria, BC)


    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England