Junior Bonner

Hit ’em with the ol’ change-up.

Director Sam Peckinpah and leading man Steve McQueen are best known for rough ‘n rowdy, often violent, films about hardscrabble men slamming head-first into other not-ready-to-move dudes.

But, in this rarely talked-about modern-day western, the duo shifted away from barking guns and squealing car tires.

Instead, they united to make a melancholy tale of a rodeo rider trying to stay one step ahead of his own rapidly-approaching oblivion.

Even the best cowboy can only stay on the horse so long before body and soul gives out.

Saddle up and track this one down.

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