Ride the High Country

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stars] [IMDb Link] Guilty confession: I fell asleep for a goodly portion of this ostensible masterpiece (91% on the Tomatometer). What I saw was good, but (obviously) it didn't rivet my eyes open. It's one of Sam Peckinpah's early movies, and it has some of the same themes as The Wild Bunch: the grizzled veterans, increasingly out of place in a too-civilized world, operating under their own moral code, which may or may not involve lawbreaking.

Trivia: Randolph Scott's last movie, and Mariette Hartley's first one. R. G. Armstrong appears as Mariette's bible-thumping dad; you've almost certainly seen him in a bazillion movies and TV shows.

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