The Hired Hand

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

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.


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

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