The Deadly Trackers

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The Deadly Trackers
The Deadly Trackers.jpg
Directed by Barry Shear
Starring Richard Harris
Rod Taylor
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • 1973 (1973)
(limited release)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Deadly Trackers is a 1973 American western film directed by Barry Shear and starring Richard Harris, Rod Taylor and Al Lettieri.[1] It is based on the novel Riata by Samuel Fuller.


Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick (Harris) is a pacifist. He is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to a gang of outlaws, led by the ruthless Brand (Taylor), to avenge the deaths of his wife and son. In Mexico, his hunt is challenged by his noble sheriff counterpart (Lettieri) interested only in carrying out the law - not vengeance.



The film began as a project written and directed by Sam Fuller, Riata, starring Richard Harris and Bo Hopkins. Production was halted during filming and then reassembled with a new director and cast; the only one of the original cast to return was Harris.[2]

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  2. ^ Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood (Bear Manor Media, 2010) p178-179

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