In his penultimate film, Steve McQueen stars as hired gun Tom Horn, who gets more than he bargained for when some Wyoming cattlemen enlist him to eradicate the rustlers decimating their herds in this Western from director William Wiard.
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US, 1903: native american people colonialised; Geronimo in prison; "American Frontier Idyll" ultimatively gone; technology spreads; honor no longer has any value. That's not the world, Tom Horn wants to live in. The movie perfectly visualises his "mindset": the cold, the mud, the betrayal, the escape, the violence. In fact, Tom Horn commits suicide by not defending himself. Underrated classic. Great movie.