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A Gunfight (1971)

Two aging gunfighters in need of money come to an agreement to organize an actual showdown between them and sell tickets for it. The townsfolk is more than interested to see the "show".

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Nora Tenneray
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Marv Green
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Marshal Tom Cater
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The Young Gunfighter
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Bud Tenneray
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Ed Fleury
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Francisco Alvarez
James D. Cavasos ...
Newt Hale
Philip L. Mead ...
Kyle Briggs
George Le Bow ...
Dekker
John J. Wallwork ...
Toby Leach
Neil Davis ...
Canbury
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Will Tenneray and Abe Cross are two famous gunfighters who are getting old and need money. Cross tried his luck at gold prospecting but failed. Tenneray works at the local saloon where he capitalizes on his past fame to "sucker fools into buying drinks". The town expects them to become enemies and kill each other in a gunfight but the two aging gunfighters start liking one another. Desperate for money, Tenneray suggests to Cross to put on a show for the townsfolk and fight in an arena for money. The proceeds from the ticket sales would go to the winner of the gunfight. Both men like the idea of a paid show but hate the possibility of one of them killing the other. Written by nufs68

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In Bajo Rio, they pay to see a man kill a bull. Today, they'll pay to see a man kill another man. See more »

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Romance | Western

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4 October 1971 (Denmark)  »

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Gunfight  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Eric Douglas, son of Kirk Douglas. See more »

Quotes

Abe Cross: You stay the hell away from me, ya hear?
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Connections

Featured in Johnny Cash: Hurt (2003) See more »

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A Gunfight
Composed & Sung by Johnny Cash
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Bygones
26 July 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The old shooting times are over, the gunfighters are just a live legend

  • perhaps only a curiosity - for borrachos and mean people. Unable to
fit into the new times, all they can do is killing each other, to feed their own legend or to be buried with it. In this complex, sober, highly undervalued movie, Douglas (the real one, not Michael) and Cash accomplish with their destiny, it does not matter who will be the winner, who will be the loser: both are doomed and they know it. But they are not the worst in town: this role is left to the bloodthirsty people who do not even have the guts to run personally the risk but enjoy the killing. Too late they realize what they have caused and supported, ant silence fall on them. But the'll forget, and next time it will happen again.


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