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The Quick and the Dead (1987)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 28 February 1987
A mysterious stranger rides into a homesteading family's life when they are attacked by a ruthless gang.

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Con Vallian
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Duncan McKaskel
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Susanna McKaskel
Kenny Morrison ...
Tom McKaskel
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Doc Shabitt
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The Ute
Jerry Potter ...
Red Hayle
Billy Streater ...
Ike Mantle
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Purdy Mantle
R.L. Tolbert ...
Johnny Dobbs
Jeffrey Meyer ...
Butcher McCloud (as Jeffrey M. Meyer)
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Lenny Shabitt
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Joy the Blacksmith
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Running Wolf
Bill Stedman ...
Bartender
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Duncan and Susanna McKaskel are a young married couple travelling to the West with their son, hoping to start a new life. Along the way, they stop in a small town where they meet a gang of bandits led by Doc Shabitt. After Duncan unintentionally angers the gang, he and Susanna flee the town, but Shabitt leads his men in pursuit of revenge. A mysterious stranger by the name of Con Vallian soon begins helping the family as they try to find a new home and protects them from Shabitt's gang. Written by John Hitchcock

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28 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Dziki i wolny  »

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Tom Conti and Kate Capshaw were both cast by the Home Box Office cable TV network. See more »

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Toward the end, when Duncan shoots and kills Doc Shabbitt, Doc is still breathing. See more »

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Con Vallian: You shoulda made sure, Injun.
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Old fashioned Western
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beautiful scenery of Sedona and Flagstaff AZ, not Wyoming in 1876 as advertised. Good acting and quality filming. Casting was pretty good especially Sam Elliott and the bad guys but the half breed Indian looked like a runway model.

The Louis Lamour plot was, as usual for the genre, a little contrived as Sam Elliott's character lives a charmed life in the film. I recommend it if you are a sentimentalist and believe in honor, valor, unrequited love and taking on the bad guys.

I might mention that one item in the movie about Custer's last stand where one of the characters relatives was assumed to be killed could have had a more hopeful outcome as not all of the Seventh Regiment was killed at Little Bighorn since Custer split his command and several hundred survived.


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