High Plains Drifter

High Plains Drifter

DVD - 1973
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The Stranger is hired by the town of Largo to protect it from a trio of gunmen just out of jail. The Stranger then paints the entire town red and supplies divine retribution in a fiery climax.
Publisher: Universal City, Cal. : Universal, c1973
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780783225722
Branch Call Number: FIC High
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col
Additional Contributors: Bloom, Verna
Eastwood, Clint 1930-
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board - PG rating


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Jan 06, 2018

Clint Eastwood's second film as a director -- and his first western -- is a minor classic.

Aug 08, 2017

One of the best Westerns of the 1970s.

Mar 06, 2017

High Plains Drifter' is a classic, not just as a Western, but as an avant-garde Twilight-Zonish art film as well. Even Sergio Leone had never done a Western the way Clint did this one. While 'Pale Rider' more than a decade down the road would revisit the concept, it did so in a slightly more conventional manner, without the bizarre, garish, living nightmare feel that runs through 'High Plains Drifter' in a subtle electric undercurrent. It's essential Eastwood.

stepnorth Jun 12, 2016

A morality tale couched in western garb. Clint exacts vengeance on an entire town and rides away. Classic Eastwood!

Aug 16, 2015

Couldn't remember if I had seen this - now I have. Interesting variation on Western movie stereotypes.

Aug 16, 2015

What I like about Westerns is how they take complex issues with many shades of gray and turn them into black and white issues with simple solutions. What could be simpler than whipping a murderer to death on main street in the dark anonymously? I would rate the Western cult classic, "High Plains Drifter", at 5.0 stars because Clint Eastwood makes vigilante justice so entertaining.

It's a shame that the motion picture industry can no longer afford to produce Westerns on location.

Oct 12, 2014

A great revenge-fantasy film abut a "stranger" who "returns" to a wicked, corrupt little town.

aaa5756 Jan 20, 2013

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.


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aaa5756 Jan 20, 2013

“I don’t know who smells worse. Him or the pig sh**t that’s in this bottle.”

Nov 12, 2011

Saw this one in the summer of 73' with my dad....At the Drive-In.


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aaa5756 Jan 20, 2013

This is the way I want to remember Clint. Not some old man babbling to a chair with nobody sitting in it.

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