• United States
  • 1966
  • 82 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #735

Working from a thoughtful script by Jack Nicholson, Monte Hellman fashioned this moody and tense western about a trio of cowhands who are mistaken for robbers and must outrun and hide from a posse of bloodthirsty vigilantes in the wilds of Utah. A grim yet gripping tale of chance and blind frontier justice, Ride in the Whirlwind is brought to life by a compelling cast, including Nicholson, Cameron Mitchell, Millie Perkins, and Harry Dean Stanton.

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The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind: We Can Bring a Good Bit of Rope

By Michael Atkinson November 10, 2014

Monte Hellman’s existential westerns take Beckett to the desert. Read more »

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Film Essays

28580id_042_t_thumbnail

The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind: We Can Bring a Good Bit of Rope

By Michael Atkinson November 10, 2014

Monte Hellman’s existential westerns take Beckett to the desert. Read more »

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