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Filmed in the classic Western tradition, this tale of a 700-mile horse race in the early 1900s takes its stalwart competitors over some rough western terrain and through various inclement conditions. The wide variety of contestants has differing reasons for entering the grueling race, but each and every one of them has their eyes on the prize: $2,000. The rivals include an honorable Rough Rider (Gene Hackman), a plucky young woman (Candice Bergen), a drifting ex-cowboy (James Coburn), a reckless young bad boy (Jan-Michael Vincent), a wealthy British sportsman (Ian Bannen), and a Pony Express rider (Ben Johnson). As the disparate band of competitors sets out on the harsh and grueling desert ride, each person is forced to respect one another and work together as they endure a wide variety of dangerous conditions. This episodic tale features gorgeous cinematography of miles of barren and lone wasteland shot in contrast to the live-wire pageantry of the race, teeming with gritty scenes of the rough wild West full of hucksters, hustlers, and bawdy barmaids whooping it up until dawn.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: Pg
Movie Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Movie Genre: Western
Movie Type: Costume Adventure, Chase Movie
Movie Theme: Race Against Time, Obsessive Quests
MPAA Warnings: Mild Violence, Adult Language, Questionable for Children
Run Time: 131 (seconds)
Software Format: DVD
Subtitle Language: Spanish, french, english, korean, portuguese, thai
Street Date: March 1, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 246-00-3078
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