The Horsemen (1970)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Action
Keywords competition, sports
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Edward Lewis Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dalton Trumbo Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
John Frankenheimer Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Frankenheimer Director n/a 2 2000001
Leon Lissek Actor Chikana Proprietor 1 1000018
Milton Reid Actor Aqqui 1 1000019
Joseph Kessel Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Jose Lopez Rodero Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Tommy Overton Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Alex Weldon Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Pierre-Louis Thevenet Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Georges Delerue Music n/a 120781 8000001
Claude Renoir Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Harold F Kress Editor n/a 172 7000001
Vida St Romaine Actor Gypsy Woman 1 1000017
Aziz Resh Actor Bacha to Ghulam 1 1000016
Mohammed Shamsl Actor Osaman Bey 1 1000006
George Murcell Actor Mizrar 1 1000007
Peter Jeffrey Actor Hayatal 1 1000005
David De Actor Mukhi 1 1000004
Leigh Taylor-Young Actor Zereh 1 1000002
Jack Palance Actor Tursen 1 1000003
Eric Pohimann Actor Merchant of Kandahar 1 1000008
Despo Actor Uljan 1 1000009
Mark Colleano Actor Rahim 1 1000014
Sy Temple Actor Quadir 1 1000015
John Ruddock Actor Scribe 1 1000013
Saeed Jaffrey Actor District Chief 1 1000012
Vernon Dobtcheff Actor Zam Haljl 1 1000010
Ishaq Bux Actor Amjad Kahn 1 1000011
Omar Sharif Actor Uraz 1 1000001
In the barren north of feudal Afghanistan, status is derived by success in buskashi, an ancient form of polo in which men on horseback viciously fight over the carcass of a dead calf or sheep. Young Uraz tries to live up to the standards of his father Tursen, a former champion at the sport. After defeating all of the local men, Uraz goes to Kabul to compete where he will win continued status for his family as well as retaining the horse that they all cherish if he triumphs. Uraz gives it his all, but loses the match and his leg is badly broken in the process. Obstinately refusing to recover in the hospital, Uraz tries to return home on what is almost certainly a suicidal trip.