R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
An ex-army scout is hired by ranchers to kill cattle rustlers but he gets into trouble with the corrupt local officials when he kills a boy.
Post-production was fraught - the producers attempting both a linear version of the film and then another telling the story in flashback, before settling on the former approach. The film was still being reedited ahead of its March 1980 release date,... ...
U.S. Marshal Joe Belle:
Do you know who I am?
Tom Horn: No.
U.S. Marshal Joe Belle: What you were in the Southwest, I was in the Northwest.
Tom Horn: I was mostly out of work.
The rifle Steve McQueen uses in the film is a Winchester Model 1876, stated to be chambered in .45-60 Winchester, however, the rifle was actually chambered in .45-75 Winchester. The real life Tom Horn carried a Winchester Model 1894 chambered in .30-30 Winchester.
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