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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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Jeff Osterhage ...
John Golden
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Joshua Brown
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Maggie
John McLiam ...
Jake Powell
Elissa Leeds ...
Sara Powell
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Judge Harrison Harding
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J.R. Swackhammer
William Bryant ...
William Ford
Rex Holman ...
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J. Brian Pizer ...
Captain Marks
R.L. Tolbert ...
Budge Taylor ...
Dr. Wheller
Walt Davis ...
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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 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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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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 »

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Only the syphilitic and those with eyes extremely sensitive to sunlight wore sunglasses before the turn of the 20th century. Custer was neither. See more »

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

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Growing up with a father that was a real cowboy. I grew up watching westerns from a very early age. I grew up watching all of the standards i.e. John Wayne, The Lone Ranger, Bonanza, Big Valley and even older stuff like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. This movie while not great acting was very good to an 8 year old. I recently saw it again on the encore western channel and every time I see it I still enjoy it. This movie is a throw back to the old westerns that when you look a them today are very cheesy. But if you look at the Lone Ranger they are quite similar in their morale compass. They tell a good story where the bad guy gets his and the good guy gets the girl and the horse. While I agree with another poster that this was probably a failed pilot it is good for what it is. I think that some people think that all movies have to be great art in order to be any good. While they are entitled to their opinion I respectfully disagree.


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