Wild Rovers (1971)

Wild Rovers (1971)

Released: 1971
Genre: Genre, Western
Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: Karl Malden, Ryan O'Neal, William Holden, ,
Run time: 136 min
IMDb: 6.5/10
Country: USA
Views: 167004


Ross Bodine and Frank Post are cowhands on Walt Buckman’s R-Bar-R ranch. Bodine is older and broods a bit about how he will get along when he’s too old to cowboy. Post is young and rambunctious and ambitious for a better life than wrangling cows. When one of their fellow cowboys is killed in a corral accident, Post suggests a way into a better life for himself and his friend: robbing a bank. Bodine reluctantly joins in the plan and the two contrive to rob the local bank. They make good their escape initially, but Walt Buckman and his two sons, John and Paul, are incensed at this betrayal by their own trusted employees. John and Paul set out to bring Bodine and Post to justice.
Written by
Jim Beaver <[email protected]>
User Reviews: MY RATING- 7.6

I’ve just watched this one last night, and it’s quite an impresssive western from Blake Edwards, the king of Pink Phanter. Spite the vulgar screenplay, the characters view is fascinating, specially William Holden, without his usual and cynical presence. We really care for that middle aged cowboy and his tender friendship with the young man Ryan O’Neal. Together, they pass throw challenges after robbing a bank, including a scene with a dog, and most important the slowmotion use in the horse scene. The curious thing is that we see two different points of view: from the main characters and from the law men chasing them leaded by Karl Malden. In fact, Malden with his wife seems to be a person a bit far away from the story of the mov. The mov also stars younger Tom Skeritt and Joe Don Baker, Moses Gunn and a yelling Rachel Roberts. Pretty good western, and I’m not a western fan.

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