Macho Callahan (1970)

Genres - Crime, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Revisionist Western  |   Release Date - Aug 17, 1970 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This violent western tale finds Macho (David Janssen) as a Union Army regular in a Confederate prison. He escapes by planting dynamite in the coffin of an executed officer, making his move when the coffin is being carried outside the gate. He returns to a small town where he waits for Duffy (Lee J. Cobb), who put Macho in jail years before. Newlyweds Alexandra (Jean Seberg) and David (Carradine) arrive in town, and David heads to the saloon. The drunken one armed Confederate Army veteran is killed by Macho when he becomes drunk and belligerent. Alexandra puts a price on Macho's head, hiring two killers to finish him off. Macho kills them both and rapes a beaten up Alexandra, who falls in love with her attacker. He also gets revenge of Duffy by stringing him up by the neck on the windmill in the town square.

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prison, assassination, bar [pub], bitterness, captive, captor, Civil-War [US], criminal, escape, escaped-convict, investigation, killing, murder, revenge, robbery, small-town, soldier, tracking [following], Union-Army, violence, wife