United Artists, 1976. Directed by
Arthur Penn. Camera: Michael C. Butler. With
Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean
Stanton, John McLiam, John P. Ryan, Sam Gilman, Steve Franken, Richard
Bradford, James Greene, Luana Anders, Danny Goldman, Hunter von Leer.
A rancher, a rustler, and a regulator
face off in Arthur Penn's eccentric western. As a cover for
their horse thievery, a gang of Montana rustlers, led by the
laid-back Tom Logan (Jack Nicholson), buys a small farm adjacent to
the ranch of their latest target/nemesis, Braxton (John McLiam).
When the gang leaves Tom on the farm and
heads to Canada for another score, Tom takes a shine both to farming
and Braxton's rebellious, strong-willed daughter, Jane (Kathleen
Lloyd). The slightly loco Braxton, however, hires the
psychopathic regulator Lee Clayton (Marlon Brando) to root out the
With a series of unorthodox methods (and
costumes), Clayton hunts down Logan and his gang one by one, even
after Braxton fires him, but Logan isn't about to let Clayton (or
Braxton) make him obsolete.