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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In a conversation with Tom McKaskel (Kenny Morrison), Con Vallian (Sam Elliott) learns Tom's father was in the battle at Gettysburg. Elliott played General Buford in Gettysburg (1993). See more »

Goofs

The date carved in the cabin by Susanna's brother is September 1876. Earlier in the movie, she learned that he was killed with Custer at the Little Bighorn, which occurred in late June of that year. See more »

Quotes

Con Vallian: You shoulda made sure, Injun.
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Good western old fashion style
3 February 2004 | by rguiradoSee all my reviews

Sorry I didn't read the original book, so I enjoyed the film but, I was always thinking on "Shane" updated, but I can't say if the original plays are similar. A film to be seen for all western lovers that retrieve us the bravery and sense of honor of prairies men.


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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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