Gunfire 1978

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Gunfire ★★ China 9, Liberty 37 1978

A gunfighter is rescued from the hangman's noose by railroad tycoons who want him to kill a farmer. He doesn't kill the man, but runs off with his wife instead, and the incensed railway honchos send assassins after the double-crossing gunman. Peckinpah's part is pretty puny in this leisurely horse opera. 94m/C VHS, DVD . IT Fabio Testi, Warren Oates, Jenny Agutter, Sam Peckinpah; D: Monte Hellman; M: Pino Donaggio.