16 user

The Legend of the Golden Gun (1979)

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 »




Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Quick and the Dead (TV Movie 1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mysterious stranger rides into a homesteading family's life when they are attacked by a ruthless gang.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Sam Elliott, Tom Conti, Kate Capshaw
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jonas Trapp falls in love with the beautiful Jessie, a wealthy girl out of his humble class. Against the wishes of her snobbish aunt, she marries him, later faking a pregnancy to win her ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard McEveety
Stars: Chuck Connors, Michael Rennie, Kathryn Hays
Alvarez Kelly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During the Civil War, Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly supplies the Union with cattle until Confederate Colonel Tom Rossiter's hungry men force Kelly to change his customers.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule
The Sacketts (TV Mini-Series 1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell,... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Jeff Osterhage
Gunman's Walk (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A powerful rancher always protects his wild adult son by paying for damages and bribing witnesses, until his crimes become too serious to rectify.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Kathryn Grant
Certificate: GP Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Dingus Magee and his old rival Hoke Birdsill take turns at being either lawman or outlaw and being rivals or partners in crime, depending of the circumstances.

Director: Burt Kennedy
Stars: Frank Sinatra, George Kennedy, Anne Jackson
The Animals (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A woman tracks down the three men who raped her, helped by an Apache.

Director: Ron Joy
Stars: Michele Carey, Henry Silva, Keenan Wynn
Action | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln sends an emissary with a peace treaty to the Sioux Indians. He also sends a gift of $130,000 in gold. This attracts the attention of Brock ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: Gary Merrill, Wanda Hendrix, John Bromfield
Santa Fe (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer
The Norliss Tapes (TV Movie 1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Roy Thinnes, Don Porter, Angie Dickinson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When Quantrill's (Quantrell) gang is almost destroyed two of the captured members agree to join the Arizona Rangers to help finish the job.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Ben Cooper


Cast overview, first billed only:
John Golden
Joshua Brown
John McLiam ...
Jake Powell
Elissa Leeds ...
Sara Powell
Judge Harrison Harding
J.R. Swackhammer
William Ford (as Bill Bryant)
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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Fantasy | Western





Release Date:

10 April 1979 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


The 'backward cant quick draw' holster that the Golden kid wore had not been invented...came about during the 1950s. See more »


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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Legend of the Golden Gun (1979) MOVIESAries
Horse jumping off the cliff Max_Johnson
Buying Legend of Golden Gun huckf1884
Just Watched The Movie . . . . tytianacs
Discuss The Legend of the Golden Gun (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: