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The Master Gunfighter (1975)

An outnumbered swordsman/gunfighter tries to prevent wealthy landowners from annihilating local Indians.

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(as Frank Laughlin)

Writer:

(as Harold Lapland)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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Finley
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Paulo
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Jacques
Geo Anne Sosa ...
Chorika
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Eula
Victor Campos ...
Maltese
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Juan
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Abel
Richard Angarola ...
Don Santiago
David S. Cass Sr. ...
McDonald
Patti Clifton
Doug Jinks ...
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Frewen
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Carmencristina Moreno
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An outnumbered swordsman/gunfighter tries to prevent wealthy landowners from annihilating local Indians.

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He Fought Like an Army, and Lived Like a Legend.

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Drama | Western

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PG | See all certifications »
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3 October 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pistolero  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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The film begins with the words "Billy Jack Rights Presents" appearing on the screen. This relates to Tom Laughlin and Delores Taylor's production company, Billy Jack Enterprises. After the prologue narration, it is followed two minutes later by "Billy Jack Enterprises Presents", which starts the opening credits. Neither means this film is in the "Billy Jack" series of movies. See more »

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Remake of Goyôkin (1969) See more »

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LeMat revolver may not be anachronistic
27 May 2007 | by (Potomac, Maryland (USA)) – See all my reviews

This is not a good film, and much of the criticism of it is justified, but the comment that the use of the LeMat revolver is ahistorical may be mistaken. This film is set prior to the Civil War, and thus before 1861, but subsequent to California statehood, and thus after 1850. The LeMat was first manufactured and sold in 1856. If this is set between 1856 and 1861 the presence of the LeMat doesn't need to be a problem. The use of a katana, on the other hand, is a problem. Extremely few Japanese, or those familiar with the Japanese, arrived in the U.S. before the 1880s, and those who came then were almost exclusively farmers, rather than samurai: Katanas would be very unlikely to be found in antebellum California.


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