Posse

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Released 1975

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Director:
Kirk Douglas
Released:
1975
Rating:
PG
Posse is a 1975 western film by director Kirk Douglas. It is the story of a power-obsessed marshal, Howard Nightingale (Kirk Douglas), who continuously looks for ways of improving his image in the eyes of the townspeople. With the elections coming up, he gathers a posse of armed mercenaries to capture a notorious robber, Jack Strawhorn (Bruce Dern). His hunt is a success, and Srawhorn's men are ambushed and killed. But Strawhorn captures Nightingale and holds him hostage. He tortures Nightingale until the marshal tells him how much money was spent to find and capture Strawhorn's gang. He demands the same amount, $40,000, and it's up to the posse to come up with the money and save their leader. They look for a way out and only come up with a single plan: To rob the town they were supposed to protect and use the money to ransom out Nightingale. With their leader's life at stake, the Posse head out to commit the robberymoreless
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    Military & War, Westerns