The Bounty Man (1972)

TV Movie   |  TV-PG   |    |  Western


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Two rival bounty hunters are after the same killer, but find they have to join together to fight off his gang.

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7 March 2017 | MartinHafer
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| Billy is a jerk-face...and eventually, Mae begins to realize it....but there's more to it than this.
Kinkaid (Clint Walker) is a quiet man of action. Though he says very little, he's a kick butt bounty hunter...with a reputation for bringing them back dead as often as alive. He hopes to make a fortune bringing in Billy Riddle...an outlaw seemingly above the law. But despite his gang, Kinkaid is able to capture Billy...and his girlfriend, Mae (Margot Kidder) as well. He didn't want to catch Mae...but seems to have little choice but bring her along with them. Billy is thrilled to have Mae...as he plans on using her to try to get to Kinkaid. Slowly, through the course of the film, her illusions about Billy vanish and she sees that he's really just a selfish jerk who would sacrifice her in a heartbeat in order to save his sorry butt.

After he catches Billy and Mae sees what a jerk he is, another problem arises. A trio of scum-bag bounty hunters want Billy as well...and they seem more than willing to kill Kinkaid in order to get Billy.

The casting of Richard Basehart as the leader of the scum-bag bounty hunters is unusual. Basehart usually plays very different character than this one...one who is sort of like an evil Larry and his brother Darryl and his other brother Darryl! Walker, on the other hand, is right in his element as he made a lot of western movies and TV programs.

So is it any good? Well, it's fine....but with zillions of other westerns there isn't enough about this one that merit looking for it unless, like me, you're interested in seeing all of the installments of "The ABC Movie of the Week".

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