The Hunting Party
Directed by Don Medford
Nobody steals from Brandt Ruger... and lives! With a stellar cast led by screen icons Gene Hackman (Prime Cut), Candice Bergen (Carnal Knowledge) and Oliver Reed (Burnt Offerings), this searing western fires round after round of emotional heat with a torrid frontier love triangle that can only lead to vengeance. To cattle baron Brandt Ruger (Hackman), his beautiful wife Melissa (Bergen) is just one of his possessions. So when notorious bandit Frank Calder (Reed) kidnaps Melissa, Ruger isn't concerned about her - he's enraged that someone stole from him. Melissa finds her captor quite kind, but Ruger is organizing a posse to hunt down the pair and recover his property dead or alive. Television veteran Don Medford (The Organization) directed this violent and suspenseful western featuring a stellar supporting cast that includes Simon Oakland (Bullitt), Ronald Howard (The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb), L.Q. Jones (The Wild Bunch), Mitchell Ryan (Monte Walsh) and G.D. Spradlin (North Dallas Forty).