Best Western Movies of 1981


Death Hunt

6.9/10 IMDB

Yukon Territory, Canada, November 1931. Albert Johnson, a trapper who lives alone in the mountains, buys a dog almost dead after a brutal dogfight, a good deed that will put him in trouble.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers, Ed Lauter, Scott Hylands, Angie Dickinson, Maurice Kowalewski, Henry Beckman, William Sanderson ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1981-04-15
Best Western Movies of 1981 : Christmas Mountain

Christmas Mountain

6.6/10 IMDB

A cowboy comes to a town at Christmas time. He eats at a cafe but was unable to pay for his meal, so the owner throws him in jail. The town wants to alleviate their guilt over a Mexican family, who has pregnant woman with them, who lives on top of a mountain called Christmas mountain. They bail out the cowboy and tells to bring some old clothes and food to them. While there the young boy of the family feels sorry for him and prays that god will send him some help. It comes in the form of an old friend of his who died years ago. He tells him that he is not exactly living a proper life but he has a chance to turn things around, first by telling the townsfolk that their so called charity towards the Mexicans is not enough.

Starring: Mark Miller, Slim Pickens, Fran Ryan, Barbara Stanger, Brian Poelman, Tina Menard ..
Directed by: Pierre De Moro
Release date: 1981-01-01

Zorro, The Gay Blade

6.2/10 IMDB

George Hamilton stars in a dueling dual role as twin sons of the legendary Zorro. Soon after the dashing Don Diego Vega inherits his father's famous sword and costume, a broken ankle prevents the masked avenger from fulfilling his heroic duties. When his flamboyantly fashion-conscious brother assumes the secret identity to continue an ongoing fight for justice, the results are nothing short of hilarious!

Starring: George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Ron Leibman, Donovan Scott, James Booth, Helen Burns, Clive Revill, Carolyn Seymour, Eduardo Noriega ..
Directed by: Peter Medak
Release date: 1981-07-17

The Legend of the Lone Ranger

4.9/10 IMDB

When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life to fighting the evil that Cavendich represents. To this end, John Reid becomes the great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger. With the help of Tonto, the pair go to rescue President Grant when Cavendich takes him hostage.

Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Matt Clark, Juanin Clay, Jason Robards, John Bennett Perry, David Hayward, Richard Farnsworth, Marc Gilpin, John Hart, Klinton Spilsbury ..
Directed by: William A. Fraker
Release date: 1981-08-20
Best Western Movies of 1981 : Cattle Annie and Little Britches

Cattle Annie and Little Britches

6.0/10 IMDB

In nineteenth century Oklahoma, two teen girls, fans of stories about outlaws, are on a quest to meet and join up with them. They find a shadow of a former gang and although disappointed, still try to help them escape from a vigorous Marshal.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Amanda Plummer, Diane Lane, Scott Glenn, Rod Steiger, John Savage, William Russ, Buck Taylor, Perry Lang, Redmond Gleeson ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1981-04-24
Best Western Movies of 1981 : California Gold Rush

California Gold Rush

6.1/10 IMDB

Author Bret Harte relates the story of the discovery of gold in California at Sutter's Mill, and how that discovery changed the history of the west forever.

Starring: John Dehner, Henry Jones, Robert Hays, Gene Evans, Ken Curtis, Victor Mohica, Cliff Osmond, Don Haggerty, Coleman Creel, Henry Kendrick ..
Directed by: Jack B. Hively, Jack Hively
Release date: 1981-07-30
Best Western Movies of 1981 : Incident at Crestridge

Incident at Crestridge

6.0/10 IMDB

A woman campaigns for and wins election as sheriff in a crusade against the ineptitude and outright corruption of the local law enforcement in a small town in the West.

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Pernell Roberts, Bruce Davison, Sandy McPeak, Cliff Osmond, Russ McGinn, Barbara Dirickson, Eileen Brennan ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1981-12-29
Best Western Movies of 1981 : A Man Called Tolongges

A Man Called Tolongges

5.8/10 IMDB

A 1981 Filipino Western film starring George Javier, Pia Moran, and Redford White.

Starring: George Javier, Pia Moran, Redford White, Cynthia Gonzales, Cachupoy, Rod Navarro, Paquito Diaz, Palito, Max Alvarado, Dave Brodett ..
Directed by: Angel Labra
Release date: 1981-04-03

Bret Maverick: The Lazy Ace

0.0/10 IMDB

Bret Maverick: The Lazy Ace is the 1981 2-hour pilot episode of the television series Bret Maverick, trimmed to a quicker pace and repackaged as a TV-movie for rerunning on local television stations.

Starring: James Garner, ed bruce, Ed Bruce, John Shearin, Darleen Carr, Stuart Margolin ..
Directed by: Stuart Margolin
Release date: 1981-12-01

Comin' at Ya!

5.1/10 IMDB

A young couple's wedding ceremony is brutally interrupted when a pair of outlaw brothers arrive and massacre almost everyone in sight. They kidnap the beautiful young bride and leave her husband for dead. Luckily, he only sustains a flesh wound and quickly saddles up to track down the brothers before they sell his wife and a group of other women at an auction to a group of Mexican brothel owners.

Starring: Tony Anthony, Gene Quintano, Victoria Abril, Ricardo Palacios, Lewis Gordon, Luis Barboo, Charly Bravo, Joaquín Gómez ..
Directed by: Ferdinando Baldi
Release date: 1981-07-24

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