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"Posse" finds Douglas starring as Howard Nightingale, a United States marshal hunting down an outlaw so as to further his political career. Organizing a posse to catch infamous bank robber, Jack Strawhorn (Bruce Dern), Nightingale ends up with the tables turned on him as the cunning criminal gets the upper hand and holds him hostage instead. The only way for the posse to pay the $40,000 ransom in order to free Nightingale is by becoming bank robbers themselves.
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The weakness of most good-guy-bad-guy films is that you don't like the bad guy. In this film, Bruce Dern as the bad guy is highly likable. He is really the lead, but he does not get it in the poster because Kirk Douglas was still the "A-list" leading man at the time. This is also my favorite Bruce Dern film, showing great subtlety and nuance.
It is hard to say much about this film without spoiling it, but I can say that it explores the values of the marshal (Kirk Douglas), his Posse (with charming work by Bo Hopkins), the townspeople, and of course the villain (Dern). In this way it is more about who these people are (like High Noon) than the action. And the ending is both troubling and satisfying.
Bruce Dern I never really like until this movie now I wish he did more humor, you can't help but like the character he played.
Kirk Douglas I would watch if I came across something on TV, Posse shows how much talent the man really has, I mean besides acting.
Posse answers questions we all had when we watched the old westerns, like the ending, ( I won't say what it is in case someone hasn't seen it) but I always wonder why the good guys didn't do exactly what these good guys did at the end.
This is my 1st time watching Posse and I enjoyed it just as much as I would of when it 1st came out. It is timeless.