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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
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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 ...
Sturges
J. Brian Pizer ...
Captain Marks
R.L. Tolbert ...
Budge Taylor ...
Dr. Wheller
Walt Davis ...
Soldier #3
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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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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 »

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

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TV pilot, a blend of Star Wars and Lone Ranger.
23 April 2011 | by (Central Texas) – See all my reviews

This 'movie' seems to me as being a pilot for a TV series. It sets up the situation and defines the characters with a little Star Wars and a little Lone Ranger mixed together. Hal Holbrook as J.R. Swackhammer (or is it Yoda?) teaches our hero how to shoot bottles in the air while blind folded (John, feel your instincts)! It conveniently kills off Holbrook's character as he is the only actor of any substance. Jeff Osterhage as John Golden (Luke or maybe the Lone Ranger) has a side kick riding a painted horse. Sound familiar? I was waiting for it to turn into a Blazing Saddles style farce but all this was played as a straight story and never did. It apparently wasn't popular enough and was never made it to a series. This is all guess work but that's the way I see it.

I saw this show on Encore Westerns in April 2011, so it's still around.


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