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Writer (WGA):
Earl W. Wallace (written by)
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Release Date:
18 March 1990 (USA) See more »
James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the US Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 TV series. In... See more » | Add synopsis »
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James Arness ... Matt Dillon

Richard Kiley ... Chalk Brighton

Amy Stoch ... Beth Yardner (as Amy Stock-Poynton)

Geoffrey Lewis ... Bodine
Joe Lara ... Wolf

Sam Vlahos ... Tomas

Hugh O'Brian ... Gen. Nelson Miles

Michael Learned ... Mike Yardner

Peter Murnik ... Lt. Davis

Robert Covarrubias ... Bartender

Ned Bellamy ... Capt. Harris

Dave Florek ... Smiley

Joaquín Martínez ... Geronimo (as Joaquin Martinez)

Kevin Sifuentes ... Nachite
Robert Brian Wilson ... Corporal

Blake Boyd ... Fraley
James Milanesa ... Sentry Soldier

Directed by
Charles Correll 
Writing credits
Earl W. Wallace (written by)

Produced by
Stanley Hough .... producer (as Stan Hough)
John Mantley .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bruce Rowland 
Cinematography by
Jerry G. Callaway (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ray Daniels 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni 
Production Design by
Joseph R. Jennings 
Set Decoration by
Jay Raymond 
Costume Design by
Luster Bayless  (as Luster I. Bayless)
Makeup Department
Melanie Hughes .... makeup artist
Mary Hedges Lampert .... hair stylist (as Mary Lampert)
Production Management
Kevin Donnelly .... unit production manager
Norman S. Powell .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Connors .... first assistant director
Jerry Gatlin .... second unit director
James Turley .... second assistant director (as James A. Turley)
Art Department
Eric A. Williams .... property master (as Eric Williams)
Sound Department
Wayne Bell .... production sound mixer
Scott A. Tinsley .... sound editor (as Scot Tinsley)
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Alcala .... gaffer
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... camera operator (as Philip Pfeiffer)
Tony Poston .... key grip
Henry Tirl .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Robert Lagersen .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bud Clark .... costumer: men
Deanna Doran .... costumer: women (as Deeana Doran)
Editorial Department
Cosmas P. Bolger .... post-production executive
Music Department
Robert Drasnin .... music supervisor
Robert Takagi .... music editor
Other crew
James Arness .... consultant
Billy Talako .... advisor: Apache
James E. Williams .... production accountant
Cathe Holley .... assistant to producer: Stan Hough (uncredited)
Tammy Middleton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ron Bishop .... dedicatee (as Mr. Ron Bishop, writer emeritus)
Amanda Blake .... dedicatee (as Miss Amanda Blake)
Stanley Hough .... dedicatee (as Stan Hough)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for violence
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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James Arness and Michael Learned reprise their roles from the original series.See more »
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Followed by Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992) (TV)See more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Vintage Gunsmoke, 30 July 2004
Author: susan7 from Lansdowne, VA

Cspaced1 - you took the words right out of my mouth: "I liked this movie." Not a classic, but it has enough adventure and emotion to draw you in and hold you to the end.

Unlike Cspaced1, I do remember the Gunsmoke series. I sat and watched the original, half-hour series with my father and my brother, and I found this movie to be a good use for the character of Matt Dillion. The story line is vintage Gunsmoke. It has its quiet moments and its violent moments; it has joy and it has sadness.

As nice as the picture is, I found the writers succumbing to today's tendency for some senseless violence. In the opening scenes of the movie, Matt goes to pick up a letter, and in the process he kills two men who clearly needed killing. But these killings didn't contribute anything to the story. They just hung there. Dillion could have just as easily picked up his letter and left. I find it somewhat disturbing that writers feel they have to do this.

The only thing I found left unsaid in the end is what Matt did after he parted from Wolf. Did he return to his daughter, or did he ride off. The viewer is left hanging in this regard.

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