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High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980)

Former Marshal Will Kane returns to Hadleyville a year after he resigned and finds the town in the grip of a tyrannical Marshal who abuses his power.

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Jerry Jameson

Writer:

Elmore Leonard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Majors ... Will Kane
David Carradine ... Ben Irons
J.A. Preston ... Alonzo
Michael Pataki ... Darold
Katherine Cannon ... Amy Kane
M. Emmet Walsh ... Harold Patton
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ... Dr. Losey
Tracey Walter ... Harlan Tyler
Britt Leach ... Virgil
Pernell Roberts ... Marshal J.D. Ward
Charles Benton Charles Benton ... Emmett
Sanford Gibbons ... Frank Stam
Stoney Jackson ... Telegrapher (as Stonewall Jackson)
Francesca Jarvis ... Mrs. Garver
Henry Kendrick ... Martin Garver (as Henry Max Kendrick)
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Storyline

Will Kane returns to his hometown of Hadleyville with his wife Amy for the first time in years since his famous gunfight with Frank Miller and his gang to face a new menace of his town in the grip of a bounty-hunting Marshal named J.D. Ward and his two gun-happy Deputies pursuing Ben Irons, a drifter wanted dead or alive for a crime he didn't commit whom he asks Kane to help him which sets the stage for a second major gunfight within the town.

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Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Noon, Part II See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shot on location at Old Tucson Studio in Tucson, Arizona. See more »

Quotes

Marshal J.D. Ward: The only law you got is this piece of tin worth about two bits...
[drops his marshal badge on the justice of the peace's desk]
Marshal J.D. Ward: Now you got nothin'.
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Follows High Noon (1952) See more »

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Great Movie
8 November 2006 | by dillardstanSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie very much. I thought Lee Majors captured the essence of Will Kane better than Gary Cooper. David Carradine was great as a likable, not so bad, not so good, down on his luck guy, who wasn't real particular about the letter of the law. Bonanza's "Adam" was a particularly unlikable bad guy as the law officer who conducted himself and the duties of his office to satisfy his own personal greed and needs. The theme of a wrong, for which the good guy seeks recompense, was good and evident throughout the movie, as it evolved into a theme of "standing up to evil." Lee Majors was great as Will Kane, just trying to do right and finally not being able to walk away from evil, knowing he had what it takes to fight it.


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