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 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 ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1979-07-06

The Electric Horseman

6.3/10 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
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

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

6.1/10 IMDB

Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along the way!

Starring: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson, Kenneth Mars, Elyssa Davalos, Jack Elam, Robert Pine, Harry Morgan, Ruth Buzzi, Audrey Totter ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1979-06-27
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
Best Western Movies of 1979 : Eagle's Wing

Eagle's Wing

5.9/10 IMDB

Two men, an aging Native American and a ne'er-do-well trapper from North America, race to claim the stallion Eagle's Wing in antebellum Mexico, meeting marauded stagecoach travelers and garrisoned Mexicans along the way.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel, Stéphane Audran, John Castle, Caroline Langrishe, Jorge Russek, Manuel Ojeda, Jorge Luke, Pedro Damián ..
Directed by: Anthony Harvey
Release date: 1979-11-23
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

5.5/10 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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