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The Gunfighters (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  27 October 1987 (USA)
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The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen. ... See full summary »

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Cole Everett
Reiner Schöne ...
Dutch Everett (as Reiner Schoene)
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Matt Everett (as Tony Addabbo)
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Deke Turner
Michael Kane ...
Gov. Hornbeck
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Sally Wells
Howard Kruschke ...
Jake Morant
Francis Damberger ...
Sam Martin
Beverley Hendry ...
Kate Burrows (as Beverly Hendry)
Wendell Smith ...
Sheriff Burrows
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Lorna (as Moira Wally)
Dale Wilson ...
Coburn
Bill Meilen ...
Bennett
Bryan Fustukian ...
Henry
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Luke Collins (as Eric Kramer)
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The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen. The younger brother's hero is Billy the Kid, and while during an argument with someone who works for Turner, he kills him in self-defense but Turner makes it appear that he killed an unarmed man. He is then urged by his brother to run. When he is caught and is about to be brought back to Kansas to be hung, his brother and cousin break him out. And now pegged as outlaws, they decide to get back at Turner by robbing him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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the gunfighters is worth fighting for
8 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jeez these nitpickers. They don't go for the entertainment, they go to

  • well - pick nits. The scenery ain't right, the haircuts ain't right,


the jeans ain't right, etc. The capper was the yokel who called the fine theme inappropriate for the time. Hey, Jasper, next time you watch "High Noon" turn down the volume when you hear that theme.

I gave "The Gunfighters" a big, ole western ten - enjoyed it from beginning to end. The story was intelligent and easy to follow, the characters were very well developed. The fight scenes were among the most convincing, the way they handled the guns were fantastic, the bullwhip fight was outstanding (shades of Lash La Rue but with more conviction).

The women were lovely and convincing, the story had a sort-of moral to it. The trio of leads, who kept their hair neat through the melees, were as honest as any of the major actors who made westerns. I was particularly impressed by the German-raised lead whose presence was so commanding.

Side note: Art Hindle's uncle is Michael Caine, and the name of the governor in the movie was Michael Kane.

George Kennedy was never more obnoxious (and I mean that as a compliment).

"The Gunfighters" has quickly become one of my favorite westerns, even though Alberta did not resemble Kansas. Heavens to Betsy!


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