Kirk Douglas (Howard Nightingale) and Bruce Dern (Jack Strawhorn) star in this off-beat Western from the cynical seventies. Outshining both of them is Virginia & Truckee 4-4-0 #11 (The Reno), built by Baldwin in 1872, and leading its little train of one boxcar and coach.
The movie itself contains a lot of political twaddle (Douglas is a sheriff running for governor), but the railroad scenes are outstanding with horse chases, gunplay, explosions, fireballs and leaping on and off a train moving in REVERSE!
Filmed in the Old Tucson western town (pre-1995 fire) and on Southern Pacific’s Hayden branch in Arizona, Posse will satisfy all your train action needs. Saddle up!
A posse is in pursuit of the Reno as it churns along in the hands of that evil villain, Strawhorn. Are those flames shooting out of the boxcar? Explosions coming up, oh boy!!