* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The score is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-arLiOBDxOI classic Western-movie stuff]], by the great ElmerBernstein.
* MoralEventHorizon: The gang of kidnappers cross this at the very beginning of the movie, when they [[spoiler: murder half the staff of the [=McCandles=] ranch, including two children, in cold blood]].