Set in 1885 in New Mexico, an estranged father shows up at his daughter’s ranch and it’s made clear he isn’t welcome back into her life. He abandoned his family years ago to “go injun.” His older granddaughter is kidnapped by a band of assorted thugs of different ethnicities who are taking her to Mexico to sell her into prositution. So dad, daughter and younger granddaughter take off to track down the thugs and get the daughter back. —IMDb
Professionally, Ron Howard has come a long way from the tousle-haired, barefoot sheriff’s son who trod the byways of idyllic Mayberry to reside in the heady company of Hollywood’s most elite directors. Howard’s films are pure entertainment; they are well-crafted efforts, frequently technically challenging from a production standpoint, and aimed at mainstream audiences. Though some of his lesser works have been criticized for possessing formulaic scripts, Howard’s films approach even hackneyed subjects in fresh ways. Though he does not characterize himself as a risk taker, he loves the challenge of exploring different genres; therefore, his filmography includes B-movie actioners, domestic comedies, fantasies, sci-fi, suspense-thrillers, historical dramas, and big-budget action films.
The son of actors Rance and Jean Howard, he made his theatrical debut at age two in a Baltimore production of The Seven Year Itch. He made his screen debut at age five in the suspenseful political… read more