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« on: August 10, 2014, 04:02:53 PM »

Recollections of this movie just popped into my head but I can not find anything about it using what I think are good search terms.  It was probably a much smaller and worse film than my 9 year old memories give it credit for.

If i remember correctly it was about a heavily armed gang (paramilitary) that executed a plan to rob an isolated town. The gang either all had beards and wore fatigues or they all wore fake beards as a disguise. They cut off the town from the outside, i.e. knocked out phone lines and killed the few deputies that were there. There was a very small police force that was overwhelmed but I think in the end the sheriff (or a deputy?) of the town beat them by scraping together civilians. The town may have been in someplace like rural  Texas or the Southwest. I don't remember if the gang was going after the bank or if they were just robbing everyplace.

I am pretty certain it was made in the 1970s but who knows maybe it was very late 1960s.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 12:51:36 AM »

That sounds like the 1991 film Hangfire with Brad Davis and Ken Foree.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 09:17:38 AM »

That sounds like the 1991 film Hangfire with Brad Davis and Ken Foree.

The plot synopsis is interestingly similar, especially the location, but the movie I saw was definitely first viewed in the 1970s. I didn't see anywhere that hangfire was a remake. The one I saw was one of those cheap movies that was always shown by the local channels on Saturday afternoons in NYC so in that respect it is very similar to Hangfire.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 10:28:02 AM »

Another title that comes to mind is VIGILANTE FORCE with Kris Kristofferson, but the bad guys in that were Vietnam veterans.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 12:31:49 PM »

With the desert setting and "taking over town" plot, I wonder if you're thinking of DAY OF THE WOLVES (1971).
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069948/reviews?start=10

It's a great crime flick and an inspiration for RESERVOIR DOGS.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 12:32:58 PM »

Here's a photo with their beards and suits:
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1056292352/tt0069948?ref_=tt_pv_md_1
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 07:59:56 PM »

Here's a photo with their beards and suits:


Heck yeah, that was it. Now I can remember Richard Egan. Thanks!
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