Lawman

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MGM Released 1971

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Director:
Michael Winner
Released:
1971
Rating:
R
Lawman is a 1971 American Western film directed by Michael Winner and starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Lee J. Cobb. The film tells the story of Bannock marshal Jared Maddox (Lancaster) who is sent to arrest a group of hard-partying cattlemen who have accidentally murdered a man the night before. The town of Sabbath, however, is run by benevolent despot Vince Bronson (Cobb), who offers restitution for the death of the old man. Maddox will not budge though, seeking only to put the offenders in jail despite their family's limited ability to survive without the patriarch. Cotton Ryan (Ryan), Sabbath's sheriff, recognizes that he is unable to stop Maddox's iron fist in demanding a trial, but when he discovers that even Maddox has little faith in the legal system of Bannock, he begins to fight back. Lawman is a unique Western film in that the morality is not as cut and dry as is typical within the genre.
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