Barbarosa (Willie Nelson), a gnarly ex-Texas Ranger turned bandit, lives by his wits and his prowess with a gun. Prowling the lonesome deserts of the Southwest, the wily fugitive meets Karl (Gary Busey), a young, eager farmhand out of his element, forced to run after accidentally killing his brother-in-law. Together, the outlaw and the outcast outwit their bloodthirsty pursuers in this legendary story of betrayal, misunderstanding, honor and dignity. Brought vividly to the screen by director Fred Schepisi ("Roxanne", "Six Degrees of Separation" and "I.Q.").
This is such a great, albeit almost unknown, western! A great, classic storyline and wonderful acting! It's a movie you'll want for your Western collection!Published 22 months ago by Byron Wolters
this is one of THE best written movies ever made, the acting makes the writing even better, and the music brings it all together. the final scene is simply wonderful. Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2002 by zenga
A fine mythic Western from writer Bill Witliff and with good performances from Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, George Voskovec, Isela Vega and Gilbert Roland. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2001 by Amazon Customer
It was hard for me, as a country music hater, to find any interest in Willie Nelson, but in complete contrast to his music, I think he makes a fantastic character in a western. Read morePublished on May 1 2001
The story is times, one time end and the next time is just beganing. Willie weather face addes so much to the story. You can believe that he just may have lived this story. Read morePublished on April 25 1999
Nelson is right on as Barbarosa. Ranks in my top five westerns, mostly because of its honest story and realism. Nelson really does well in this flick.Published on March 29 1999