The Hired Hand

Film, Action and adventure
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Peter Fonda's follow-up to Easy Rider is a strange hybrid of a movie which starts off as a ghastly Western parody of Dennis Hopper's film, and then develops into something much more interesting: the last half is primarily concerned with the problems of a woman in a male-oriented Western culture, and Bloom captures the part magnificently, adding another dimension to the film by her performance. Oates, too, is as good as ever, and there are a few scenes between them of real subtlety and intelligence before the uninteresting mechanics of the plot reassert themselves.

By: DP

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Duration: 90 mins

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Director: Peter Fonda
Screenwriter: Alan Sharp
Cast: Peter Fonda
Warren Oates
Verna Bloom
Robert Pratt
Severn Darden
Ted Markland
Ann Doran
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