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The Hunting Party1971

The Hunting Party (1971)




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This violent British western stars Gene Hackman as a wealthy rancher who rides in search of outlaw Oliver Reed. Reed abducted Hackman's wife so she could teach him how to read. While Hackman seeks revenge, his wife finds herself falling in love with Reed.

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Gene Hackman
as Brandt Ruger
Candice Bergen
as Melissa Ruger
Oliver Reed
as Frank Calder
Simon Oakland
as Matthew Gun
Ronald Howard
as Watt Nelson
G.D. Spradlin
as Sam Bayard
Bernard Kay
as Buford King
Mitchell Ryan
as Doc Harrison
L.Q. Jones
as Hog Warren
Ron Howard
as Watt Nelson
Richard Adams
as Owney Clark
Dean Selmier
as Collins
Ritchie Adams
as Owney Clark
Bud Strait
as Cowboy
Ralph Brown
as Sheriff
Max Slaten
as Telegrapher
Francisca Tu
as Chinese Girl
Marisa Tovar
as Mexican Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Hunting Party

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

A savage and silly Western, wildly overcooked by Don Medford and glazedly played by Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen and Gene Hackman.

March 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Relentlessly gruesome (not a body left intact by the end), but quite stylishly directed by Don Medford with good, strong performances from the two leads.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Miss Bergen, mostly without tricks and without reservations, plainly succeeds with a part that is not so much a character as a test of character.

November 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Seldom has so much fake blood been splattered for so little reason.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

Instead of the corrosive claustrophobia of rural rednecks, this blazingly violent revisionist Western bleeds out across the American frontier.

September 8, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Not just tripe, but a production that is also lewd and crude.

November 19, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hunting Party

A western worth watching at least once or a couple times.Gene Hackman was great as the evil cattle baron & Oliver Reed was great as the outlaw

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