The Honkers

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Ageing rodeo rider Lew Lathrop (Coburn) may not still be at his competitive best, but the cameraderie and womanising of the touring circuit continue to exert a strong pull when he makes a rare visit home to New Mexico to his estranged spouse Nettleton. Melancholy, slow, closely detailed post-Western drama which lets rip with the moralising at the close as Lew's partner Clete (Pickens) is trampled to death by a bucking bull. Coburn has a watchable charm, though Junior Bonner and J.W. Coop (both also from the early '70s) rode the same range with greater distinction.

By: TJ

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Director: Steve Ihnat
Screenwriter: Steve Ihnat, Stephen Lodge
Cast: James Coburn
Slim Pickens
Lois Nettleton
Anne Archer
Richard Anderson
Ted Eccles
Jim Davis