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Unforgiven (1992)

R  |   |  Western  |  7 August 1992 (USA)
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Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Delilah Fitzgerald (as Anna Thomson)
David Mucci ...
Davey Bunting
Anthony James ...
Tara Frederick ...
Little Sue (as Tara Dawn Frederick)
Liisa Repo-Martell ...
Josie Smith ...
Crow Creek Kate


The town of Big Whisky is full of normal people trying to lead quiet lives. Cowboys try to make a living. Sheriff 'Little Bill' tries to build a house and keep a heavy-handed order. The town whores just try to get by.Then a couple of cowboys cut up a whore. Dissatisfied with Bill's justice, the prostitutes put a bounty on the cowboys. The bounty attracts a young gun billing himself as 'The Schofield Kid', and aging killer William Munny. Munny reformed for his young wife, and has been raising crops and two children in peace. But his wife is gone. Farm life is hard. And Munny is no good at it. So he calls his old partner Ned, saddles his ornery nag, and rides off to kill one more time, blurring the lines between heroism and villainy, man and myth. Written by Charlie Ness

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It's a hell of a thing, killing a man



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Rated R for language, and violence, and for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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7 August 1992 (USA)  »

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The Cut Whore Killings  »

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$14,400,000 (estimated)


$101,157,447 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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The rifle Andy carries to arrest English Bob is a Winchester '66 "Yellowboy" with the fore-stock removed to resemble a first-model Henry. See more »


On several occasions, English Bob pronounces his erstwhile biographer's name as "Boh'champ". As an Englishman, he would have known that Beauchamp is one the few names that have idiosyncratic pronunciations (such as 'Chumley' for Cholmondley, and 'Urkurt' for Urquhart). He should have pronounced it 'Beecham' (with a silent 'P'), especially as he revelled in illustrating his English superiority over his American colleagues. See more »


[first lines]
Quick Mike: Dammit! Come a-running, lad!
Delilah Fitzgerald: Stop it!
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Crazy Credits

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Clint... He just rules!
28 October 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This is The movie that convinced me that "Clint" is indeed from a higher ground. Thoug, I've always considered Clint as a good actor,I didn't know about his capabilities as a director, he really never proved him self to me. This movie does all of that and more. Grovin up whit western movies, I would have to say that unforgiven is about whole new genre among western movies. Unforgiven is really a true statement of man's brutality and what he "or" she is capable of. Religion,marriage,children, doesn't change ones true identity. After all, when the "society" comes on you hard, the steps you are willing to take in real life, are sometimes desperate. I hope that this movie could be a bridge for those who don't like western movies, but do appreciate a decent manuscript and some fine acting.

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