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Showdown (1973)

 -  Western  -  8 June 1973 (Finland)
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Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

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Chuck Jarvis
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Billy Massey
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Kate Jarvis
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Art Williams
John McLiam ...
F.J. Wilson
Charles Baca ...
Martinez
Jackson D. Kane ...
Clem (as Jackson Kane)
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Perry Williams
John Gill ...
Earl Cole (as John Richard Gill)
Philip L. Mead ...
Jack Bonney
Rita Rogers ...
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Victor Mohica ...
Big Eye (as Vic Mohica)
Raleigh Gardenhire ...
Joe Williams
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Pook
Dan Boydston ...
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Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

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Western

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8 June 1973 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Duel dans la poussière  »

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ESP 41,612,287 (Spain)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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Goofs

When the Sheriff and his wife go away for a vacation there is a scene at a hotel desk as they are checking in. The desk person gives them a room key and tells them they are in room "206." However, as their room door is opened by the bell-boy the room door shows that the room is numbered 12?3. See more »

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Billy Massey: I often wondered why you and me never hooked up, Kate.
Kate Jarvis: Hook up with the tail of a kite with no string on it? Unh-uh.
Billy Massey: It might have been a fun ride.
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A Pleasant Waste of 100 Minutes
10 April 2007 | by (The Man-Cave) – See all my reviews

The plot for Showdown is so ordinary that you might just find yourself asking why you picked this up in the video rental place. But there's enough star power on the first through third tiers that this 1973 oater can't be a complete waste of time.

I remember seeing the movie on NBC some thirty years or more ago. I'd never heard of it, it had interesting people, and how badly could it be butchered for television? It was only PG back then.

Showdown is one of those movies you should see just so you can say something like, "Hey, I saw this old western with Rock Hudson and Dean Martin, and it wasn't too bad." Of course, if your time is just too valuable, then skip it.

But it's a decent excuse to eat some popcorn.


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