Endangered Species (1982)

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Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out visiting the town with his tomboy daughter. At first he tries to stay out of the case but finds himself involved after the mysterious death of his friend Joe Hiatt, the editor of the local paper whose theories about black helicopters have aroused the ire of cattle baron Ben Morgan. Trying miserably to stay sober, Castle finds himself back in danger and in love, as he and the sheriff work together to get to the bottom of the mystery, encountering incredible danger and resistance from the frightened locals.

GENRES:  Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Paul Dooley  •  Hoyt Axton

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Cast & Characters

Robert Urich Ruben Castle
JoBeth Williams Harriet Purdue
Paul Dooley Joe Hiatt
Hoyt Axton Ben Morgan
Peter Coyote Steele
Marin Kanter Mackenzie Castle
Gailard Sartain Mayor
Dan Hedaya Peck
Harry Carey, Jr. Dr. Emmer
John Considine Burnside
Margery Bond Judy Hiatt
Joseph G. Medalis Lawyer

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