After Pardon Chato, a mestizo, kills a US marshal in self-defense, a posse pursues him, but as the white volunteers advance deep in Indian territory they become more prey than hunters, leading to internal strife.
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Michael Winner directed two westerns in his career: 'Lawman' in 1971 and 'Chato's Land' in 1972. Both are landmarks of the genre as though they're a little forgotten nowadays probably because Michael Winner's series of vigiliante movies starring Charles Bronson during the following years has been screening the rest of his work. Uttering only three words in English and a few words in Apache, Bronson is laconic.****