The Hired Hand

  Soundtrack: The Hired Hand – Bruce Langhorne



Rotten Tomatoes: 91%

The Hired Hand DVD Set / Released 2003


Voted best film of the year 1971 by the magazine “Films and Filming”.

After the success of Easy Rider, Universal Pictures hit upon the idea of letting young filmmakers make “semi-independent” films for low budgets in hopes of generating similar profits. The idea was to make five movies for low budgets ($1 million or less), not interfere in the filmmaking process and give the directors final cut. The other movies were: The Last Movie, Taking Off, Silent Running, and American Graffiti.

End of the trail …

3 Responses to “The Hired Hand”

  1. stotty April 19, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    great film,very atmospheric.the final shootout although not very long has to be as it probably would have been in reality

    • jcalberta April 19, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

      A under-rated film that has gained appreciation.
      Has a melancholy tone it about though – you can sense that things will not conclude in joy.
      Feels authentic however.


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