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The Shooting (1966)

G  |   |  Western  |  12 June 1968 (France)
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A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.



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Billy Spear
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A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.

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12 June 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A vadászat  »

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$75,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Millie Perkins was Monte Hellman's next door neighbor at the time this film was made. See more »


During the fight between Willett Gashade and Billy Spear a hat on the ground behind them alternates between being upside down and right side up from shot to shot. See more »


Coley Boyard: I don't give a curly hair, yellow bear, double dog damn if ya did!
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Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003) See more »

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Difficult, complex existential western that is ultimately enthralling
25 April 2003 | by (Western Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Most casual film viewers will find Monte Hellman's "The Shooting" to be slow, boring, and pretentious. But serious fans of cinema will be amazed at how terrific this existential morality play really is. Hellman's version of the old West is at once depressing and beautiful, and the rickety production values on display actually enhance the atmosphere. And of course, who can forget that inscrutable ending with echoes to the Zapruder film? This is fascinating stuff for the patient, thoughtful film student.

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