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Chato's Land (1972)

PG | | Western | 2 July 1972 (UK)
In 1870s New Mexico, a half-breed kills a bigoted sheriff in self-defense but the posse that eventually hunts him finds itself in dangerous territory.

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Cast

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Capt. Quincey Whitmore
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Joshua Everette
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Jubal Hooker
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Elias Hooker
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Earl Hooker
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Martin Hall
Sonia Rangan ...
Chato's woman
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Harvey Lansing
Roddy McMillan ...
Gavin Malechie
Paul Young ...
Brady Logan
Raul Castro ...
Mexican scout
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George Dunn
Roland Brand
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Ezra Meade
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Storyline

After Pardon Chato, a mestizo, kills a US marshal in self-defense, a posse pursues him, but as the white volunteers advance deep in Indian territory they become more prey than hunters, leading to internal strife. Written by KGF Vissers

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What Chato's land doesn't kill, Chato will. See more »

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Trivia

Charles Bronson speaks very little in this film, with only a few words of his dialogue being in English. See more »

Goofs

Several times as the posse rides through the desert, the saguaro cacti props in the background can be seen jiggling and flapping their arms in the wind. See more »

Quotes

Jubal Hooker: I ought to woop you.
Elias Hooker: But you won't, Jubal, because you know I'd put a hole in your gut.
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Director's cut
11 December 2004 | by (France) – See all my reviews

It's a good euro western that has aged quite well. The U.S. edition is different from the European one : the rape scene was reshot with no nudity, the burning of Bronson's brother is far more violent and gory, some bloody close ups have been removed. The french DVD issued last year contains the "director's cut" and really is a better one. Same thing for another Michael Winner western from this period : "Lawman" in which the euro version shows more of Sheree North's breasts and much more blood. These are not really "director's cuts" per se, but alternative versions of the same film for different countries. Tarantino recently did that with "Kill Bill".


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