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      Take a Hard Ride

      PG Released Oct 29, 1975 1h 49m Western List
      Reviews 27% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Following the death of his employer (Dana Andrews), cowboy Pike (Jim Brown) undertakes a perilous endeavor to transport $86,000 to the widow of his boss. With hundreds of miles of desert landscape and ruthless and greedy men between him and his destination, Pike teams up with Tyree (Fred Williamson), an untrustworthy gambler, to better his odds at making it alive. As Pike and Tyree face one attack after another, no one poses more of a threat than Kiefer (Lee Van Cleef), a crafty bounty hunter. Read More Read Less

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      Steve Warren The Barb (Atlanta) A fairly entertaining western. May 9, 2023 Full Review New Pittsburgh Courier Staff New Pittsburgh Courier In addition to the beautiful scenery and blue skies of the Canary Islands, the acting in Take a Hard Ride is superb. Dec 13, 2021 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Logan M Lesser than the sum of its parts. The acting and cinematography are both beyond the average Spaghetti Western. The soundtrack is great and the opening scene is tense and perhaps even one of my favorite scenes in any western film. Other than that, the film passes the time but does little more. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/12/23 Full Review delysid d A bizarre western thats hardly worth watching Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/03/18 Full Review Audience Member Despite the amazing cast, I wasn't as blown away by this as I expected to be, so I think I may've been in the wrong mood to watch it, but the film just never grabbed me the way I wanted it to. May warrant the eventual re-watch to confirm or deny that initial rating. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Decent enough western from a period when the genre was perceived to be dead. Although by no means a youngster, Lee Van Cleef doesn't look like the old man he is here and does a good supporting role as the bounty hunter. For a man who's first job was not acting, Jim Brown is decent too. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/42/258242.jpg[/img] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Pike has recently obtained a significant amount of money from his boss who has recently passes away. When individuals discover that he was left the money, they track down Pike to try steal his booty. Pike encounters a thief, Tyree, who offers to help Pike with his problem for a percentage of the cash. Pike hopes to move west to settle down and start a new life. [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Next time you get an idea like that, Pike, keep it to yourself.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [size=3][color=#000000][font=Times New Roman]Antonio Margheriti, director of Alien from the Deep, Last Blood, Cannibal Apocalypse, and The Heist, delivers Take a Hard Ride. The storyline for this picture is okay but a bit predictable. The fight scenes are inconsistent; however, the characters are delivered well. The cast includes Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Lee Van Cleef, and Jim Kelly. [/font][/color][/size] [size=3][color=#000000][font=Times New Roman][/font][/color][/size][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“You always have a pack of snakes with you?”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Take a Hard Ride was playing on the Encore Western Channel last night. I was surprised to find a western starring both Jim Brown and Fred Williamson. I had to see this film. Overall, this was a slightly above average western picture. The acting and interactions between characters were entertaining; however, the shootouts and fight scenes were a bit frustrating. This is worth watching if you are a fan of the actors or the western genre.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Every man needs a second chance.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Grade: B-[/color][/size][/font] Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member [img]http://www.blaxploitation.com/images/poster_gifs/poster_take_a_hard_ride.gif[/img] [b]Take a Hard Ride (1975) [/b]*** (of *****) Decent Blaxploitation/Spaghetti Western with a good cast. Not fully realized, however. I have a copy of this on DVD-R, and it is a nice addition to my Blaxploitation/Spaghetti Western collection(s), but nothing to write home about. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Following the death of his employer (Dana Andrews), cowboy Pike (Jim Brown) undertakes a perilous endeavor to transport $86,000 to the widow of his boss. With hundreds of miles of desert landscape and ruthless and greedy men between him and his destination, Pike teams up with Tyree (Fred Williamson), an untrustworthy gambler, to better his odds at making it alive. As Pike and Tyree face one attack after another, no one poses more of a threat than Kiefer (Lee Van Cleef), a crafty bounty hunter.
      Director
      Anthony M. Dawson
      Producer
      Harry Bernsen, Leon Chooluck
      Screenwriter
      Eric Bercovici, Jerrold L. Ludwig
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Euro International Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 29, 1975, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 49m