Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
During the late '60s and early '70s, retired pro-football quarterback Joe Namath made a number of films. Last Rebel is one of them. Set in Missouri near the end of the American Civil War, Confederate soldiers Burnside Hollis (Joe Namath), a pool shark, and his friend Matt Graves (Jack Elam) rescue a black man from a lynching. Burnside begins to win pool matches for bigger and bigger stakes, and his friends begin to fall by the wayside as he woos the ladies and wins the games. The local madam (Victoria George), however, has a soft spot in her heart for him and watches with concern as the situation builds up for a showdown with his former friend Matt.
bad-guy, conflict, cowboy, good-guy, havoc, lynching, partner, rebel, rescue, soldier, town, Civil-War [US], war