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The Quick and the Dead (1987)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 28 February 1987
A mysterious stranger rides into a homesteading family's life when they are attacked by a ruthless gang.

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Louis L'Amour (novel), James Lee Barrett (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sam Elliott ... Con Vallian
Tom Conti ... Duncan McKaskel
Kate Capshaw ... Susanna McKaskel
Kenny Morrison Kenny Morrison ... Tom McKaskel
Matt Clark ... Doc Shabitt
Patrick Kilpatrick ... The Ute
Jerry Potter Jerry Potter ... Red Hayle
Billy Streater Billy Streater ... Ike Mantle
Del Shores ... Purdy Mantle
R.L. Tolbert R.L. Tolbert ... Johnny Dobbs
Jeffrey Meyer Jeffrey Meyer ... Butcher McCloud (as Jeffrey M. Meyer)
Kurt D. Lott ... Lenny Shabitt
Hardy Rawls ... Joy the Blacksmith
Larry Sellers ... Running Wolf
Bill Stedman Bill Stedman ... Bartender
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Storyline

Duncan and Susanna McKaskel are a young married couple travelling to the West with their son, hoping to start a new life. Along the way, they stop in a small town where they meet a gang of bandits led by Doc Shabitt. After Duncan unintentionally angers the gang, he and Susanna flee the town, but Shabitt leads his men in pursuit of revenge. A mysterious stranger by the name of Con Vallian soon begins helping the family as they try to find a new home and protects them from Shabitt's gang. Written by John Hitchcock

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Quick and the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The last scene was shot on the last day of shooting. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end, when Duncan shoots and kills Doc Shabbitt, Doc is still breathing. See more »

Quotes

Con Vallian: You shoulda made sure, Injun.
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A quick review
5 May 2017 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

Totally unrelated to the Sam Raimi directed Sharon Stone film of the same title and much better too. The Quick And The Dead is a very under rated made for HBO western starring very authentic cowboy actor Sam Elliot. The film is very well made, looks great and is based off a book by Louis L'Amour. The pace is quick and is action packed. Performances are good and the dialogue is sharp. The film is very much in the same style as Shane and Pale Rider. Matt Clark of The Outlaw Josey Wales fame was a great villain. Sam Elliot was a natural for this role and was excellent here as leading man. The Quick And The Dead is excellent entertainment and will not let down fans of the genre.


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