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David Leeds (writer)
Richard Rothstein (writer)
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1978 (USA) See more »
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Shoot the Sun Down | Blu-ray Review
 (From ioncinema. 5 November 2013, 7:00 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)

Margot Kidder ... The Woman

Geoffrey Lewis ... Scalphunter

Christopher Walken ... Mr. Rainbow

Bo Brundin ... Captain

A Martinez ... Sunbearer
Ivan Naranjo ... Delaware
Bert Santos ... Angel

Sacheen Littlefeather ... 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
Erik Nelson ... Henry
Dickson Newberry ... Gambler
Luis Ramirez ... Blacksmith

Ben Zeller ... Assayer

Directed by
David Leeds 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Leeds  writer
Richard Rothstein  writer

Produced by
Peter Samuelson .... associate producer
Production Management
Peter Samuelson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark A. Burley .... assistant director
Art Department
Erik L. Nelson .... property master
Greg Walker .... stunt coordinator
Raleigh Gardenhire .... stunts (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Bob Sarles .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Julie G. Moldo .... production secretary


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While filming the scene in which Mr. Rainbow is attacked by vultures, Christopher Walken insisted on being tied down so he could not move, and even refused to be untied during lunch break.See more »


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Walken western failure ........., 17 January 2011
Author: merklekranz from United States

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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