When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (film)

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When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?
Directed by Milton Katselas
Produced by Marjoe Gortner
Written by Mark Medoff (based on his play)
Starring Marjoe Gortner
Candy Clark
Stephanie Faracy
Lee Grant
Hal Linden
Peter Firth
Pat Hingle
Audra Lindley
Bill McKinney
Anne Ramsey
Music by Jack Nitzsche
Cinematography Jules Brenner
Edited by Richard Chew
Melvin Simon Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 9, 1979 (1979-02-09)
(New York)
Running time
118 minutes
Country United States
Language English

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? is a 1979 film written by Mark Medoff and adapted from his play of the same name.[1] It was directed by Milton Katselas.[1]


A crazed Vietnam veteran holds the denizens of a New Mexico diner hostage at gunpoint.

Synopsis from Modcinema:

Evangelist-turned-actor Marjoe Gortner plays Teddy, a cracked Vietnam vet whose car breaks down at a Texas roadside diner full of townspeople who he subjects to his unique brand of physical and mental torture. Candy Clark plays Cheryl, his zoned-out hippie girlfriend. This highly sought-after 1979 film, adapted from the play of the same name by Mark Medoff, is regarded as one of the great lost films of the 70's.[2]



  1. ^ a b "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "WHEN YOU COMIN' BACK, RED RYDER? (1979 USA)". Modcinema. Retrieved 23 March 2018.

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