Just finished watching this one and really wish I hadn't bothered. There have not been many decent westerns made in recent years, and this one is so pathetic it beggars belief. I really should have listened to the one star reviews, instead of thinking that Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson would surely not act in sub standard dross. I was wrong! The film has a script that any self respecting village idiot would disown. Young mans father is brutally slain and the son goes in search of vengeance. He is helped by two old gunfighter friends of his fathers. People get killed along the way. Yes, you have heard it all before! Thankfully I missed a few minutes towards the end when I fell asleep in front of the wood burner. Some scenes are cringingly lifted from such classics as "The Wild Bunch", "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Far Country". These fine films did not deserve such a grevious insult. The production standards and acting are diabolical. Nelson who was never much of an actor anyway is poor, whilst Kristofferson just tries to look tough and puts on a grim visage. He wears the look of a man who knows he is in a sure fire turkey, but consoles himself with the thought of the money.
The film was partly made in the popular location of Almeria Spain, which explains why the outlaw den from "Red Sun" gets another airing. Considering the film has so many country and western stars on board the score has no right to be so bad. There is a brief embarrassing nod to Ennio Morricone, who I am sure would not have been best pleased. Willie Nelson has the fine western "Barbarosa" to his credit, whilst Kris Kristofferson made two great westerns in "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" and "Heavens Gate", working with two legendary film directors in Sam Peckinpah and Michael Cimino. This is a sad fall from those dizzy heights for these two artists, which does nothing to help their CV. On this evidence they should have stuck to singing.