"It was remade in 1994, directed by Roger Donaldson (Peckinpah directed
the McQueen version) and starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. Anybody
seen both and would like to give us a critique?"
I'm pretty sure they were both made from the same Walter Hill
screenplay, so they're very similar. As has been mentioned the
Peckinpah version is a bit grittier. And wasn't McQueen and McGraw's
marriage dissolving the time, amping the tension between them on the
I fully expected to hate the second version, but ended up liking it as
well, while still preferring the original. Neither ends in El Rey,
though, which is the great capper on the book.
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