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The Shooting (1966)

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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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Willett Gashade
Charles Eastman ...
Bearded Man
Guy El Tsosie ...
Indian
Brandon Carroll ...
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B.J. Merholz ...
Leland Drum
Wally Moon ...
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William Mackleprang ...
Cross Tree Townsman
James Campbell ...
Cross Tree Townsman
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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)  »

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Sterling Hayden was briefly considered to play Willett Gashade. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Coley Boyard: I don't give a curly hair, yellow bear, double dog damn if ya did!
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Referenced in An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) 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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