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Director:
Writer:
Jim Byrnes (written by)
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Release Date:
26 September 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In a Lawless Land Ruled by the Gun, He's the Law.
Plot:
Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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James Arness ... Matt Dillon

Amanda Blake ... Kitty

Buck Taylor ... Newly

Fran Ryan ... Hannah

Earl Holliman ... Jake Flagg

Ken Olandt ... Lt. Dexter

William Morgan Sheppard ... Digger McCloud (as W. Morgan Sheppard)

Patrice Martinez ... Bright Water

Tantoo Cardinal ... Little Doe

Steve Forrest ... Will Mannon

Mickey Jones ... Oakum
Frank Totino ... Logan (as Frank M. Totino)
Robert Koons ... Warden Amos Brown
Walter Kaasa ... Judge Collins
Georgie Collins ... Mrs. Collins
Tony Epper ... Farnum McCloud
Louie Elias ... Bubba

Ken Kirzinger ... Potts
Denny Arnold ... Clyman

Alex Green ... The Flogger
Paul Daniel Wood ... Harry
Larry Musser ... Wilber
Robert Clinton ... Guard
Frank Huish ... Watt
Jacob Rupp ... Hutter
Mary Jane Wildman ... Indian Woman

Ken Curtis ... Festus Haggen (flashback sequence) (archive footage)
Ted Jordan ... Nathan Burke (flashback sequence) (archive footage)
Tom Brown ... Ed O'Connor (flashback sequence) (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Milburn Stone ... Dr. Galen Adams (flashback sequence) (uncredited) (archive footage)
Glenn Strange ... Sam, the Bartender (flashback sequence) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincent McEveety 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim Byrnes  written by

Produced by
Stanley Hough .... supervising producer (as Stan Hough)
John Mantley .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerrold Immel 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Correll (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ray Daniels 
 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni 
 
Production Design by
Albert Heschong 
 
Set Decoration by
Bruce Sinski 
 
Makeup Department
Iloe Flewelling .... hair stylist
Byrd Holland .... makeup artist: James Arness
Al Magallon .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Shirley Gill .... unit production manager (as Shirley J. Gill)
Norman S. Powell .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bud Grace .... first assistant director
Joe Thornton .... second assistant director (as E. Joseph Thornton)
 
Art Department
Rick Janzen .... stand-by painter
D. Brent Lane .... property master
Don Anderson .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
G. Michael Graham .... sound editor
George Tarrant .... production sound mixer
Kelly Zombor .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator: USA (as Bill Burton)
Brent Woolsey .... stunt coordinator: Canada
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Bertolami .... key grip
Jim Gregor .... gaffer (uncredited)
Gordon Schmidt .... lamp operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Bette Chadwick .... casting: Edmonton
Diane Rogers .... casting: Calgary
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frances Harrison Hays .... costume supervisor (as Frances Hays)
 
Editorial Department
Cosmas P. Bolger .... post-production executive (as Cosmas Bolger)
 
Music Department
Robert Drasnin .... music supervisor
Robert Takagi .... music editor
 
Other crew
Temple Anderson .... script supervisor
Tana Tocher .... caterer
Paul L. Tucker .... production executive (as Paul Tucker)
Karen Redford .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Roy Barcroft .... dedicatee: in memory of
Woody Chambliss .... dedicatee: in memory of (as Woodrow Chambliss)
James Nusser .... dedicatee: in memory of
Charles Seel .... dedicatee: in memory of
Milburn Stone .... dedicatee: in memory of
Glenn Strange .... dedicatee: in memory of
Charles Wagenheim .... dedicatee: in memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence
Runtime:
100 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The revolver used at the beginning by the vengeance-seeking escaped convict is a Merwin Hulbert 1st Model, an advanced design for its day and a relatively popular revolver, being fourth best-selling after Smith & Wesson, Colt, and Remington, in that order. Its scarcity today is a result of a factory fire, a devastating bankruptcy, and the First World War driving the company out of existence for most of the 20th century.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[to two young Indian boys]
Logan:Git!
[to Dillon, who is carrying a bale of furs]
Logan:Them papooses - I'd keep 'em out if I was you. If it ain't nailed down, they'll steal it.
Matt Dillon:They live here.
Logan:Well, I guess a squaw is better than no woman a'tall, huh?
Matt Dillon:You were given 15 years in territorial prison, Logan. What are you doin' out?
Logan:Lookin' for you. Been a long look, Dillon, but I promised myself I'd pay you back. Here I am.
Matt Dillon:Mister, you aren't the first gunny come lookin' for me. There's two more buried out in back there. Now you better drop the gunbelt.
[...]
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Followed by Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
"Gunsmoke" past its expiration date, 9 March 2005
Author: dinky-4 from Minneapolis

This made-for-TV movie picks up the "Gunsmoke" characters after Matt Dillon has retired and Miss Kitty has moved to New Orleans. Perhaps this is a miscalculation since these characters, taken past their usual milieu, seem a bit adrift, like figures in a wax museum which is being modernized. (James Arness' hair and make-up sometimes border on the grotesque.) However, fans of the show will probably enjoy this indulgence since it has in its cast a number of welcome faces and it makes effective use of flashback clips from a January 20, 1969 episode of "Gunsmoke" which featured Steve Forrest.

Forrest plays a murderous character named Mannon who's first seen stripped to the waist, bound to a wooden post, and receiving a 24-lash punishment with a whip. One wonders what he'd done to warrant such a punishment on his very last day in prison but the reasons for it are never explained. One also wonders why the prison warden cuts short the punishment since Mannon is such a evil character and probably deserves whatever punishment comes his way. The whipping itself, however, is unconvincingly staged with the camera in front of Forrest and the flogger behind him. It's clear the whip is too short to actually strike Forrest's back. He simply jerks and winces whenever he hears the whip crack.

One must admire Forrest for doing this bare-chest scene at the advanced age of 62, (he looks pretty good!), and it should be pointed out that he must set a record for the time elapsed between beefcake-bondage scenes. In MGM's 1954 "Prisoner of War", at the age of 29, Forrest -- stripped to a pair of snug-fitting undershorts -- endured a sweaty crucifixion-with-ropes ordeal which marked a highpoint in screen sadomasochism.

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