Day of the Wolves

A cult classic, even filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has expressed his own enthusiasm for this film when being interviewed. Some film critics have expressed that it influenced the direction of his films.

Filmed in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, near the border of California, Richard Egan stars as Pete Anderson, the chief of police of Wellerton. After having an argument with the son of the member of the city council, the councilman gets him fired. The displaced police chief warns those around him that the town is in danger, but he is merely accused of trying to incite unwarranted fear.

Meanwhile, a gang of seven criminals who have never met each other are plotting to rob the town’s bank, and is preparing for their feat in a nearby ghost town. Ready to isolate the town and take it over, the criminals destroy a bridge giving access into Wellerton, and destroy its phone and power lines. When they ride into town, they easily surprised the sheriff and deputies, who they lock up in jail.

The ultra-slick thieves are largely successful at all they do, including escaping town, with a few exceptions. Anderson is offered his job back, but refuses.

The way things unravel at the end are certainly unexpected.

Starring: Richard Egan, Martha Hyer, Rick Jason, Jan Murray

Additional Info

  • Genre: Action
  • Year: 1971
  • Duration: 95 Minutes