DirectorGary Nelson Music byDon Randi Duration CountryUnited States
Release date1973 (1973) CastGlenn Ford (Santee), Michael Burns (Jody Deaks), Dana Wynter (Valerie Santee), Jay Silverheels (John Crow), Harry Townes (Sheriff Stu Carter), John Larch (Banner) Similar moviesRelated Gary Nelson movies
TaglineHow Long Can a Man Hunt Someone That is Already DEAD?
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Santee is a Western film, starring Glenn Ford and directed by Gary Nelson. It was released in 1973. It was one of the first motion pictures to be shot electronically on videotape, using Norelco PCP-70 portable plumbicon NTSC cameras and portable Ampex VR-3000 2" VTRs, before being transferred to film at Consolidated Film Industries in Hollywood.
Jody Deakes joins up with his father after many years, just to discover that his dad is part of an outlaw gang on the run from a relentless bounty hunter named Santee. Jody is orphaned soon after Santee catches up to the gang, and follows Santee in hopes of taking vengeance for his father's death. Instead, however, Jody discovers that Santee is a good and loving man, tormented by the death of his young son at the hands of another outlaw gang. Santee and his wife take Jody in and a father and son relationship begins to grow. Then the gang that shot Santee's son shows up. The film was produced by Edward Platt of Get Smart fame.