Best Western Movies of 1979


The Sacketts

7.7/10 IMDB

Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell, prospects for gold, while the two younger Orin and Tye herd cattle and later help bring order to a racially divided Santa Fe.

Release date: 1979-05-08

The Electric Horseman

6.4/10 IMDB

Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into the desert...

Starring: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson, John Saxon, Wilford Brimley, Allan Arbus, Nicolas Coster, Brendan Kelly, Basil Hoffman ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1979-12-21

The Frisco Kid

6.4/10 IMDB

Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his belongings scattered along a deserted road. He is befriended by a stranger, Tommy, who is a bank robber and have many adventures during their journey.

Starring: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio, George DiCenzo, Leo Fuchs, Penny Peyser, William Smith, Vincent Schiavelli, Jack Somack ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1979-07-06
Best Western Movies of 1979 : Kate and the Indians

Kate and the Indians

5.8/10 IMDB

Kate, a sexy young student, agrees to join her professors on a lengthy jaunt into the desert. Their expedition leads them into a whole host of surrealistic sexual encounters as they come across the most whacked-out tribe of Indians you've ever seen.

Starring: Kay Parker, Kandi Barbour, Mike Ranger, Jack Shute, Holly Joy, Corn Hole Wallace, R.J. Reynolds, Jennifer West, Bobby Dee, Bobby Reed ..
Directed by: Allen Swift
Release date: 1979-09-20


7.3/10 IMDB

Disarmingly realistic in its depiction of the realities of frontier life, Heartland is a strong antidote to the cliches of traditional Westerns. This semi-documentary slice of life is based on the diaries of Elmore Randall Stewart about her days on the Wyoming frontier in the early 20th century. It's a strongly feminist statement about a woman raising her small daughter alone and scrapping for a living by working for a shy Scottish rancher. Director Richard Pearce brings an endearing touch to a film that is helped greatly by the dazzling cinematography of Fred Murphy. Conchata Ferrell and Rip Torn star in this small film that substitutes veracity for a high-powered plot.

Starring: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom, Lilia Skala, Amy Wright, Jerry Hardin, Mary Boylan, Bob Sirucek, Marvin Berg ..
Directed by: Richard Pearce
Release date: 1979-09-22
Best Western Movies of 1979 : The Villain

The Villain

5.4/10 IMDB

Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ann-Margret, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Paul Lynde, Foster Brooks, Ruth Buzzi, Jack Elam, Strother Martin, Ray Bickel, Robert Tessier ..
Directed by: Hal Needham
Release date: 1979-07-26

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days

5.7/10 IMDB

A "prequel" of sorts to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," chronicling the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the Newman/Redford movie.

Starring: William Katt, Tom Berenger, Jeff Corey, John Schuck, Michael C. Gwynne, Peter Weller, Brian Dennehy, Christopher Lloyd, Jill Eikenberry, Vincent Schiavelli ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1979-06-15

The Wild Wild West Revisited

6.8/10 IMDB

In the year 1885. After years of retirement West is called in from his Mexican home, and Gordon is taken off the road as a Shakespearian actor to track down and arrest Dr. Michelito Loveless, Jr. The evil son of their most famous opponent has kidnapped the heads of state of countries from around the world and replaced them with deplicates under his control. West and Gordon must stop him before President Cleveland is replaced, but the job won't be easy as the mad scientist has at his disposal a wide assortment of advanced weapons-ranging from robots to atomic bombs. Written by

Starring: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Paul Williams, Harry Morgan, René Auberjonois, Jo Ann Harris, Wilford Brimley, Joyce Jameson, Skip Homeier, Trisha Noble ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1979-05-09
Best Western Movies of 1979 : Sweet Savage

Sweet Savage

4.6/10 IMDB

A young Indian girl falls in love with a local white cowboy. The racist element in town doesn't approve of that, so they kidnap the girl and gang-rape her. The girl's brother hears about it, and he and other members of the tribe kidnap a white girl from town and gang-rape her. Things go downhill from there. Written by [email protected]

Starring: Carol Connors, Aldo Ray, Bethanna, John Hollabaugh, Eileen Wells, Jack Birch, Jesse Adams, John Seeman, Tyler Reynolds, Desiree West ..
Directed by: Ann Perry, Charles Samples
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1979 : The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang

The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang

5.6/10 IMDB

A light-hearted view of the Dalton Gang's legendary raid on Coffeyville, Kansas and the years leading up to it as the brothers form themselves into a gang of horse thieves, train and bank robbers with their arch enemy, Detective Will Smith, constantly on their heels.

Starring: Cliff Potts, Randy Quaid, Larry Wilcox, Mills Watson, Sharon Farrell, Matt Clark, Royal Dano, Julie Hill, John Karlen, Elliott Street ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1979-11-20

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