About the film
colorado coming of age cattle cowboy cattle-rustler
The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Release Date: April 15, 1972
|Slogan||:||«How Many Men Do You Have to Kill to Be the Great American Cowboy?»|
|Production Companies||:||20th Century Fox|
|Producers||:||Jerry Bruckheimer, Paul Helmick, Terry Morse Jr.|
|Writers||:||Dick Richards, Eric Bercovici, Gregory Prentiss|
Teenager Ben Mockridge feels life in a Wild West farm town has nothing better to offer then horse-cart racing with other hicks, so he naively begs cattle company owner Frank Culpepper to engage him as youngest cowboy for a long cattle trail to a fort, his mother barely notices. Ben doesn't even seem to get it when he's told to report as 'little Mary' to the old cook, whose words cowboy is something you do only if you have nothing better gradually become clear. Instead of an exciting heroic macho life, it's endless hard work, dumb chores and embarrassment, even getting literally caught with his pants down, robbed of his horse, witnessing unpunished crimes...