Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

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Art Williams
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John Gill ...
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Victor Mohica ...
Big Eye (as Vic Mohica)
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Joe Williams
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Dan Boydston ...
Rawls
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Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

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Together they fought for survival...now their guns must turn against each other! See more »

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8 June 1973 (Finland)  »

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Duel dans la poussière  »

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When Dean Martin rides away from the ranch he shoots down the Massy sign from the gate. The signs were supported by a single post. When he returned the two remaining signs were supported by two posts. See more »

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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Chuck Jarvis: Well, maybe you better get down to Wilson's office. He's waiting on you.
Jack Bonney: Oh, no hurry. He'll take ten minutes talking about how the President appointed him to bring law and order to this lawless community.
Chuck Jarvis: Yeah. You'd think he'd save some of that breath for breathing.
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A Pleasant Waste of 100 Minutes
10 April 2007 | by (Fly-Over Country) – 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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