Take a Hard Ride

Synopsis: Rugged trail boss and reformed criminal Pike promises his honest wealthy employer Morgan that he will venture across the desert to deliver $86,000 dollars in payroll money to a ranch in Sonora, Mexico. Pike makes an uneasy alliance with smooth, yet shifty gambler Tyree in order to successfully complete his dangerous mission. During their perilous trek Pike and Tyree encounter desperate prostitute Catherine and her loyal ace martial artist half-breed companion Kashtok. Meanwhile, ruthless bounty hunter Kiefer and numerous greedy others give dogged chase.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Antonio Margheriti
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
103 min

Play the God damn cards.

Excuse me.

The man is anxious to give me his money.

If you could beat this hand...

... I'll kiss my nose.



-Snake! Kill it! Kill it!

Hey come on. What the Hell's going on?

Thought we was playing cards?

You was telling us about...kissing your nose?

You would have to have to beat

a king high straight.

I guess you better...

...buck her up, man.

Thank you, gentlemen.

Mister. You're the luckiest man alive.

Or the handiest.

-Keep this for me until I get back.

-Where are you going?


Hey, boy!

All we want is a share. We will leave

you plenty.. how about it?

Why draw and die? There is enough for everyone.

It's only money. In Hell...

..it aint even yours.

Kill the bastard !

Hold it. What the hell are you doing?

Who are you shooting at? Wait until you can see him

Look out! Snakes!

A man with a cigar in one hand and

a horse in the other can do you no harm.

Seems like those fellas back there

had you in alot of trouble. Figured I saved your hind.

Would have it done anyway. All you do

is you save me some time.

Tou're welcome I'm sure...

My momma always taught me manners.


-My name is Tyree.


Yeah...I've heard of you.

That's all I need.

I think it will take some time

to convince you, but...

..I'm kinda glad you'ld see it right off.

All I see is a fast talking n*gger..

..in a fancy shirt

That it?

Why don't you get back on that horse..

before your ideas get outta hand?

I figuring on getting rich too.

But my momma always taught me

to look ahead.

Let's say I kille you jew and

take your money.

Then would just come looking for me.

But you got the right idea.

Getting to Mexico, spend the

rest of your days spending.

-Is that your proposition?

-You got it.

We ride together from here to Mexico.

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Eric Bercovici

Eric Bercovici (February 27, 1933 – February 9, 2014) was an American television/film producer and screenwriter. He was best known for producing and adapting the screenplay for the 1980 television miniseries Shōgun.Born in New York City in 1933 to screenwriter Leonardo Bercovici, he studied theater at Yale University. His career had barely begun when his father was blacklisted from the late 1940s through the late 1950s. Eric Bercovici then went to Europe to work on films, returning to the U.S. in 1965. He then began writing episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I Spy, and The Danny Thomas Hour. He wrote the screenplays for the 1968 films Hell in the Pacific and Day of the Evil Gun. In the 1970s, he wrote episodes for Hawaii Five-O and created the series Assignment Vienna and its pilot Assignment: Munich. In 1977, he adapted John Ehrlichman's novel, The Company, into a miniseries titled Washington: Behind Closed Doors.In 1980, Bercovici adapted James Clavell's 1975 novel, Shōgun, about an English seaman marooned in 17th century Japan, into a nine-hour miniseries of the same name. He was also a producer of the series. Shōgun won three of its 14 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries, and all three of its Golden Globe nominations, including Best TV Series – Drama. At the time, it was also one of the highest-rated miniseries in television history, second only to Roots.Bercovici would finish out the 1980s and his writing/producing career for such series as McClain's Law, Chicago Story and Noble House, also based on a Clavell novel. When not writing screenplays, Bercovici wrote crime novels. more…

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