DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY KIRK DOUGLAS
CO-PRODUCED BY ANNE DOUGLAS
MUSIC BY MAURICE JARRE
ZEEUWSE MAATSCHAPPIJ N.V.
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
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
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...
Larry Cohen ... (treatment) (uncredited)
Christopher Knopf ... (screenplay)
Christopher Knopf ... (story)
William Roberts ... (screenplay)
Kirk Douglas ... producer
Phil Feldman ... executive producer
Anne Douglas ... producer (uncredited)
Fred J. Koenekamp
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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