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Actors: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn, Senta Berger, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Jim Hutton

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MAJOR DUNDEE is a movie cowritten and directed by Sam Peckinpah in 1965.
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Near the end of the Civil War, Major Amos Charles Dundee is sent by his hierarchy to a farther western Fort in order to put an end to the bloody raids of the Apache Sierra Charriba's gang which has just slaughtered the whole garrison of the fort and kidnapped three boys. In order to have enough men with him, Major Dundee is forced to recruit horse thieves, out-of-work cowboys and even ten Confederate prisoners.

The Confederate Capt. Benjamin Tyreen agrees to command his men for this mission once he has Dundee's parole that they'll be free to come back home once Charriba is killed and the children saved. The detachment crosses the Rio Grande and enters Mexico. After a first skirmish with Charriba, Dundee and his men, needing horses and supplies, will rob them from the French army.

On his way back to the U.S., Dundee will finally have the opportunity to face Charriba and his warriors but the French cavalry is right behind the detachment.


The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   Good white men fighting wicked Indians    -   rescue

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives

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