Cinema: Bullpen

THE HONKERS

Directed by STEVE IHNAT Screenplay by STEVE IHNAT and STEPHEN LODGE

As The Honkers started its run in theaters round the country, Director Steve Ihnat died of a heart attack at the age of 37. Under other circumstances the movie might have been called promising. Instead, it becomes a legacy.

"Honker" is rodeo slang that freely translates either as "dangerous bull" (the animal, not the conversational variety) or as a particularly accommodating woman. Examples of each species are at large in The Honkers, and they cause no end of mischief. Whether of the...

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