Kid Vengeance (original title)
R | 1h 34min | Western | August 1977 (USA)
Tom’s parents are killed by Mexican outlaws after their leader (Van Cleef) rapes his mother as he watched. He sets out to exact revenge and is ultimately helped by a successful gold prospector who has been robbed by the same outlaws.
Young Leif Garrett watches helplessly while his parents are murdered and his sister taken by a savage band of grimy cutthroats led by Van Cleef, who looks like a hippie with full facial growth, earring, long hair, and headband (probably holding the hair extensions in place), and Robert Morley. (best remembered for waking up next to a horse head in The Godfather)
Garrett tracks the bandits and begins to slay them one by one before teaming up with gold miner Jim Brown to finish them off.
Not a spaghetti western, this was an Isreali production made in Isreal by Golan-Globus, who did a better job (Van Cleef too) with God’s Gun.
Most people agree that Lee Van Cleef’s career in westerns ended with a whimper, but I thought it was okay. Too bad that in the following twelve years nobody got him back in the saddle with a six-shooter. It would have been great having seen Lee Van Cleef on a horse in the action packed eighties.
Director: Joseph Manduke
Writers: Bud Robbins (screenplay by), James Telfer (screenplay by) (as Jay Telfer)
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Jim Brown, John Marley
Country: USA | Israel
Language: English | Hebrew
Release Date: August 1977 (USA)
Also Known As: Vengeance
Filming Locations: Lordsburg, New Mexico, USA
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 1.58 GiB
Duration : 1 h 30 min
Overall bit rate : 2 495 kb/s