Tom Horn (DVD, 2005)
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- victorio1swNov 06, 2015by
The Real Tom Horn
Although deviating from historical accuracy at times, the movie Tom Horn captures the last years of this ex-Army Scout and Man Hunter as he was being "used" by Wyoming cattlemen to rid the area of thieves. Some of the same cattlemen and the local politically-motivated sheriff would later turn on Horn, needing a scapegoat, and convict him of a murder of which he was innocent. At the same time Horn personally felt that time had passed him by, longed for the Old West days, and allowed himself to be hung in 1903.
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- jens_davdJun 03, 2015by
Nice movie that is a good biography of a western gunfighter.
I'd seen this one on HBO in the 1980s. This kind of non-fictional film is a favorite of mine as I learned about the life of a real person who was a minor legend in the west. It was interesting as the storyline has it that the same people who hired Mr. Horn, decided to fire him because he was too good at his job, great film.
- mintex03May 18, 2012by
Tom Horn (DVD, 2005)
Excellent performance by Steve McQueen as Tom Horn. The movie was interesting, although very scant on accuracy. Horn is portrayed as this poor cowboy, Regulator, trying to rid the old west of rustlers. Nothing is further from the truth. Tom Horn started out as a Pinkerton Man in his earlier career, but when he went out on his own, he worked for the Cattlemen's Association as nothing more or less than a paid killer. He assassinated many homesteaders for no other reason than to run off anybody who wanted to fence the so-called open plains. If your homestead had river or creek access, you could be killed just for using water that the cattle barons assumed was their property. When Horn was finally hanged in the early 1900's, it was for the murder of a fourteen year old boy that he shot in the back from ambush. While he was drunk, he admitted this crime and bragged about how he did it. At his trial, it was his own testimony, witnesses and taken down by a notary, that prosecutors used to convict him. Steve McQueen was one of my all time favorite actors, but lets not confuse the actor with the actual man.Read full review
- i-fly-tooApr 20, 2015by
Potentially a great movie, flawed with profanity.
The movie is an excellently done movie as far as the setting, acting, realism of clothing, buildings and other things are concerned. However at the start of the movie there is some serious profanity which I object to. Take out the profanity and it is a five star.
- 2224.littleoneMar 06, 2013by
Was hoping to find this movie one day and thanks to ebay I found it!
This is a great picture, glad I found it on ebay. 5 stars to the person who I bought this from. I was taking a chance on finding it on ebay and was happy they had it. Ebay is the place to find items from the past...