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The Hunting Party

111 min
Drama | Western | Action
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Don Medford
Country: USA
Release Date: 1971-09-04
Filming Locations: Spain
Gross: SEK 527,257 (Sweden) Related Links
Gene Hackman
Brandt Ruger
Candice Bergen
Melissa Ruger
Simon Oakland
Matthew Gunn
L.Q. Jones
Hog Warren
Mitchell Ryan
Doc Harrison
William Watson
Jim Loring
G.D. Spradlin
Sam Bayard
Rayford Barnes
Bernard Kay
Buford King
Richard Adams
Owney Clark
Dean Selmier
Sarah Atkinson
Francesca Tu
Chinese Girl
Marian Collier
Ralph Brown
Sheriff (as Ralph Browne)
Charly Bravo
Cowboy (as Carlos Bravo)
Rafael Albaicín
Mexican (uncredited)
Eugenio García
Mario (uncredited)
Christine Larroude
Bit Part (uncredited)
Stephanie Pieritz
Bit Part (uncredited)
Emilio Rodríguez
Priest (uncredited)
Max Slaten
Telegrapher (uncredited)
Lilibeth Solison
Blonde (uncredited)
Bud Strait
Cowboy (uncredited)
María Luisa Tovar
Mexican Girl (uncredited)
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UK censorship rules regarding cruelty to animals mean that the opening scene - in which a cow gets its throat cut - is removed from UK prints.
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A rare foray into film for TV veteran director Don Medford. This film and the In the Heat of the Night (1967) sequel The Organization (1971) were Medford's only theatrical releases.
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The first of three films that Candice Bergen made with Gene Hackman in the 70s, the others being the equally reviled The Domino Killings (1977) and the much more acclaimed Bite the Bullet (1975). Although they only share a handful of scenes in this film, Bergen is on record as saying she learned more about film acting from Hackman in their films together than from any other quarter.
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When Frank shoots Doc (5 times rapid fire) he uses a Colt Peacemaker model which is a single action pistol. The only way to rapid fire a single action pistol is to fan the hammer, which is very inaccurate, and since his left hand is holding down his right wrist, it is not possible for him to fan the gun.
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Gene Hackman's rifle (the caliber of which was unclear) is sufficiently powerful to kill from several hundred yards, yet he presses his eye against the scope eyepiece with no consequences. Any rifle that powerful has a significant kick, one that would have certainly damaged both his eye and the surrounding area.
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The first two shots from the bolt action rifles are too quick for a reload.
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Melissa Ruger: Brandt. Stop! Brandt?
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Melissa Ruger: You don't even know the alphabet?
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Frank Calder: A and B and that's a C.
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