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Shoot the Sun Down (1978)

PG | | Western | 1978 (USA)
Couple of strangers arrive in a small town, each one after a different thing.

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The Woman
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Scalphunter
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Mr. Rainbow
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Captain
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Sunbearer
Ivan Naranjo ...
Delaware
Bert Santos ...
Angel
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Navajo Woman
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Lieutenant
Michael Eiland ...
Shipping Agent
Don Hann ...
Barber
Phil Haozous ...
Apache Leader
Robert McVay ...
Amos
Michael Melton ...
Durango
Sam Montoya ...
Outlaw Leader
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Couple of strangers arrive in a small town, each one after a different thing.

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Into the sands, one man rode alone

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Writer/director David Leeds wrote the character of the scalphunter with Geoffrey Lewis in mind. He also wrote the character of the captain with Hugh Millais in mind. But Millais, a devoted falconer, turned it down in order to go to a falconers' meet in Saudi Arabia. See more »

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Walken western failure .........
17 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Margo Kidder and Christopher Walken star in this slow and talky western. The overall structure is very haphazard, with characters neither explained or developed. To me, "Shoot the Sun Down" seems more like an art house film, than a second rate western. It is loaded with "compelling visions", but hardly any substance. While Walken does get staked to the desert ground and attacked by Vultures, there is really little here of interest. Long boring scenes, like Walken talking to his horse, permeate the film. Even though the theme of searching for Montezuma's gold should have been intriguing, the movie lacks excitement, and for the most part is just plain boring. Not recommended, even for Walken enthusiasts. - MERK


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