After avenging his family's brutal murder, Josey Wales is on the lam, pursued by a pack of killers. He travels alone, but a ragtag group of outcasts (including Sondra Locke and Chief Dan George) is drawn to him -- and Wales can't leave his motley surrogate family unprotected. Eastwood's skills behind and in front of the camera connected with audiences for its humor and tenderness as well as its hair-trigger action.
Rotten Tomatoes gives this film a score of 94%
Won: National Film Registry, 1996 National Film Preservation Board
Nominated: Best Music, Original Score, 1977 Academy Awards
A powerful, revisionist, revenge Western with many unique touches.