The Last Hard Men

Synopsis: In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade the lawman who not only captured him but was also responsible for the death of Provo's wife, at least in Provo's mind. Part of his plan is to kidnap Burgade's daughter, which prompts him to strap on his guns and go after him on horseback. Can Burgade who has been retired for sometime still have what it takes to track Provo down?
Genre: Western
Director(s): Andrew V. McLaglen
Production: 20th Century Fox
98 min

Keep it together.

All right, hold it right there.

Set her down.

Okay, now lift her up and swing her in.

Let's put her to bed.

Let's start driving spikes.

On your feet, Provo.

Move your ass.

Son of a b*tch! By God, we did it!

Provo did it!

What about these chains?

Just lay them over the side, cut them.

Move out of the way, let me in there.

Get the gun.

Don't think like that, Gant.

It isn't smart.

Well, take it.

Sh*t, you ain't giving that gun

to the beaner, are you?

You want it?

Hey, Zach, this time you take Shiraz.

That skinny one.

He's a son of a b*tch.

But he's the one

who knows the lay of the land.

He's only been in six months...

brung up around Gila country.

He could be some help to us.

We can get rid of the sheep...

and we keep the goats.

Well, seven of us left.

That's enough.

Yeah, those other poor dumb bastards

probably wind up in Yuma tomorrow.

Yeah, they'll kill them.

Any of you wanna die?



Come with me, I'll take you to a place

where no one can lay their hands on you.

- Who's giving orders?

- You dumb son of a b*tch.

I've put up with greasers,

all kinds of shitheads in my life.

I never took no orders from no breed.

You don't take orders?

No, not about to.

Then you go.


Without a gun?

Take his.

You don't like his?

Take mine.

I think you'll leave without a gun.

- Maybe.

- Yes?

Maybe I'll stick a couple of days.

- You, Gant, you wanna leave?

- Not me.

Anybody else?


I'll tell you one thing now...

what I think up here...

I think maybe two,

three minutes ahead of you.

And that's what counts.

Oh, damn, it's cold. Whoo.

I'll be damned, it's ice.

Yeah, they make it

in big blocks like that now.

Keeps this meat from rotting.

We don't get out of here pretty quick

we're gonna wish we never saw it.

- He's damn near frozen.

- Yeah, he's tough as a lizard, though.

You okay?

- Why don't we get out of here?

- Soon enough, my friend.

You know what I'm thinking?

When they locked us up, it was 1897.

My God, that was another century.

- Gila Bend.

- What?

That's where we get off. Gila Bend.

Lee Roy says there's horses there.

- That's right.

- And hacksaws, I hope.

And then what?

Clean up, get some duds and move on.


- Tucson.

- What the hell for?

So, what the hell's in Tucson?

Samuel Burgade.

- Christ!

- Oh, sh*t.

Sam Burgade.

Why didn't you send for me?

Well, captain, I thought about it.

Maybe you should've thought

about it a little harder, sheriff.

Well, maybe.

When's the last time

you spent a day in the saddle?

You think I forgot

how to ride a damn horse?

I didn't say that, now, but when?

That statehood rally a year ago.

I remember that.

That was about the day before

you put yourself out to pasture, wasn't it?

That's right. I put myself,

just like I put you in that chair.

Now, sheriff, I know I'm retired

from the territorial police...

but goddamn it,

you tell me who's with him!

This come in about 6:00.

That's 22 escaped,

they've captured or killed...

15 of them, so that leaves seven.



Yeah, he could track a duck

across a pond.

Shiraz, the knife.

Lee Roy Tucker. That coyote sniffed

under every boulder in the territory.

Mike Shelby, 19 years old, in for life.


That must be Cesar Menendez.

Real handsome-looking man.

Cut the head off a little gal

in Nogales one time.

Said he wanted her earrings.

And Zach Provo.

I thought he was dead.

Well, he will be soon enough.

You know, they got a pretty good bunch

of boys over there in Yuma.

Pretty good?

For Zach Provo, that ain't good enough.

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