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The Legend of the Golden Gun (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Fantasy | Western  -  10 April 1979 (USA)
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A young farmer and a runaway slave team up to track down the legendary Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill. Along the way they run into a legendary gunfighter, who teaches the young ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Osterhage ...
John Golden
Joshua Brown
John McLiam ...
Jake Powell
Elissa Leeds ...
Sara Powell
Judge Harrison Harding
J.R. Swackhammer
William Bryant ...
William Ford
Rex Holman ...
J. Brian Pizer ...
Captain Marks
R.L. Tolbert ...
Budge Taylor ...
Dr. Wheller
Walt Davis ...
Soldier #3


A young farmer and a runaway slave team up to track down the legendary Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill. Along the way they run into a legendary gunfighter, who teaches the young farmer how to shoot and gives him a special gun that shoots seven rounds, the seventh which he must use to fight evil. Written by

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Fantasy | Western





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10 April 1979 (USA)  »

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At the end of the credits a passage from the poem HORATIUS was included. "And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods." See more »


When John Golden throws four bottles in the air for J.R. to shoot, only three shots sound and only three sounds of glass breaking are heard (and only two bottles are shown being shot), but J.R. acts as if he got all the bottles. See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) See more »

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remember this from childhood
16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I admit that I have not seen this movie since My early teens, it is one of those movies that has stuck with me over the years. I can seriously point to this as an influential movie, not because of the cheesy 70's soundtrack, but because of the spiritual aspect that at least one other reviewer noted. There was something there that caught my attention, and that is saying something.

I don't remember much about the movie, other than the master teaching the young boy about how to sense the target he was shooting at and use his mind not his eyes (sort of proto-Jedi). I also remember that the golden gun had seven bullets, not six, and that that was a key factor, but not why it was so important.

Never the less, it left an impression that I hold to to this day. I hope to find it someday. I would like to see it again, even if it was as hokey as others claim it to be.

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