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The Gunfighters (1987)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  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)
Anthony Addabbo ...
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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OK oater
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A direct-to-video pilot for a cowboy series that apparently didn't sell. Pretty conventional TV Western benefits from plenty action sequences and straight-forward acting by all concerned. Improbable plot twists manage to get salvaged by general motivational drive and inherent decency of main characters. Good to see George Kennedy make one last film as a heavy.

Some nice location camera work. Editing is professional and the script not too talky.

One minor drawback: the pacifist character Dutch is a real bore, and played by the weakest actor in the cast. Fortunately his lectures are kept to brief lines about "violence never solves anything." Other than Dutch, the characters are pretty likable and fast on the draw.

Wholly unmemorable, but not a complete waste of time. Still, feels like a throwback to another era - more than a little out of date, even given its release year.


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