WD April 28th

April 25, 2018

 

      Well the down and dirty of this movie is simple and sounds alot like our cowboy careers. 

 

"An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them".   

 

 Sam Peckinpah's controversial revisionist Western takes place in Texas and Mexico in 1913, a transitional year when the Old West was giving way to the New West. The titular outlaw bunch, headed by ethical-in-his-fashion Pike (William Holden), continues staging violent bank robberies in their old, time-honored tradition. After a particularly brutal holdup in the town of San Rafael, the gang -- or what's left of it -- heads for the hills of Mexico, pursued by a posse led by Thornton (Robert Ryan), an old friend of Pike's. The gang discovers that the bank had been set up to be robbed by Thornton's railroad-executive boss Pat Harrigan (Albert Dekker), and that their booty consists of worthless metal washers. Meanwhile, the conscience-stricken Thornton seethes over Harrigan's scheme, which has cost too many innocent lives, but he is powerless to leave the railroad baron's employ lest he be sent back to jail. While hiding out in a Mexican village, the gang is engaged by corrupt general Emilio Fernandez to steal a huge shipment of guns from the U.S. Army. Like Thornton, Pike agrees

 

against his will: his right-hand man Jaime Sanchez is being held hostage by Fernandez, who in turn is being manipulated by a pair of war-mongering German officers. More violence -- both justified and gratuitous -- follows, leading to a final blood-spattered confrontation between the Wild Bunch and 's posse. For many years, no one audience was privy to a "definitive" version of The Wild Bunch. Peckinpah's 144-minute director's cut was butchered by Warner Bros. after its first press showing (curiously, the studio removed not only the gorier scenes, but also several motivational sequences, rendering much of the film incomprehensible). The 1981 reissue was restored to 141 minutes, but it wasn't until the advent of home video that the complete version was once more made available. Once considered the last word in cinematic bloodletting, The Wild Bunch is a model of decorum compared to what was to follow.

 

 

 

Here are the stages for Saturday. We are also planning on shooting a Speed pistol side-match, the twist (you have to shoot all three styles, duelist, traditional and gunfighter). 

STAGES (remember for this link to work you must be on the website)

 

 

Friendly reminder to get yourself registered for RAMPAGE 2018. The train is getting full as well as the shoot. Make sure you get your registration sent in early. To make live easier you can now REGISTER ONLINE Click HERE for more info

 

One last announcement. The Wahsatch Desperadoes are doing a cowboy clinic in Morgan Utah on May 5th.  We need cowboys to come out bring some guns and ammo and spend the day with us telling the good folks of Morgan County all about Cowboy Action. We have talked to the city and they are very excited for this event.

 

So is you can make it Please RSVP at howlinwolf2017@outlook.com or call me at 719-510-7307.

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