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Director:
Writer (WGA):
David Webb Peoples (written by)
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Release Date:
7 August 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 4 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 21 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Fitting End See more (466 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Bill Munny

Gene Hackman ... Little Bill Daggett

Morgan Freeman ... Ned Logan

Richard Harris ... English Bob

Jaimz Woolvett ... The 'Schofield Kid'

Saul Rubinek ... W.W. Beauchamp

Frances Fisher ... Strawberry Alice

Anna Levine ... Delilah Fitzgerald (as Anna Thomson)
David Mucci ... Quick Mike

Rob Campbell ... Davey Bunting
Anthony James ... Skinny Dubois
Tara Frederick ... Little Sue (as Tara Dawn Frederick)

Beverley Elliott ... Silky
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Faith
Josie Smith ... Crow Creek Kate

Shane Meier ... Will Munny
Aline Levasseur ... Penny Munny
Cherrilene Cardinal ... Sally Two Trees
Robert Koons ... Crocker
Ron White ... Clyde Ledbetter
Mina E. Mina ... Muddy Chandler
Henry Kope ... German Joe Schultz

Jeremy Ratchford ... Deputy Andy Russell

John Pyper-Ferguson ... Charley Hecker
Jefferson Mappin ... Fatty Rossiter
Walter Marsh ... Barber
Garner Butler ... Eggs Anderson
Larry Reese ... Tom Luckinbill
Blair Haynes ... Paddy McGee
Frank C. Turner ... Fuzzy
Sam Karas ... Thirsty Thurston

Lochlyn Munro ... Texas Slim
Ben Cardinal ... Johnny Foley

Philip Maurice Hayes ... Lippy MacGregor (as Philip Hayes)
Michael Charrois ... Wiggens
William Davidson ... Buck Barthol (as Bill Davidson)

Paul Anthony McLean ... Train Person #1 (as Paul McLean)
James Herman ... Train Person #2
Michael Maurer ... Train Person #3

Larry Joshua ... Bucky
George Orrison ... The Shadow
Greg Goossen ... Fighter (as Gregory Goossen)
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Directed by
Clint Eastwood 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Webb Peoples (written by)

Produced by
Clint Eastwood .... producer
Julian Ludwig .... associate producer
David Valdes .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lennie Niehaus 
 
Cinematography by
Jack N. Green (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Cox (edited by)
 
Casting by
Phyllis Huffman (casting by)
 
Production Design by
Henry Bumstead 
 
Art Direction by
Adrian Gorton 
Rick Roberts 
 
Set Decoration by
Janice Blackie-Goodine 
 
Makeup Department
Stan Edmonds .... assistant makeup artist
Iloe Flewelling .... head hair stylist
Michael Hancock .... head makeup artist (as Mike Hancock)
Carol Pershing .... hair stylist: Sonora
 
Production Management
Lynne Bespflug .... unit manager
Bob Gray .... production manager
David Valdes .... production manager: Sonora
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Bannerman .... second assistant director
Grant Lucibello .... third assistant director
Scott Maitland .... first assistant director
Tom Rooker .... third assistant director
Jeffrey Wetzel .... second assistant director: Sonora
 
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master
Dean Goodine .... assistant property master
George Griffiths .... stand-by painter
Jan Kobylka .... construction coordinator
Chuck McSorley .... assistant property master: Sonora
James J. Murakami .... set designer
Gary Clayton Ripley .... head painter (as Gary Ripley)
Bruce Robinson .... construction foreman
Michael Sexton .... assistant property master
Ron Trost .... construction coordinator: Sonora
Doug Wilson .... head painter
Tim C Campbell .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Bill Merrett .... carpenter (uncredited)
Ken Wills .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Neil Burrow .... sound editor
Gordon Davidson .... sound editor
Michael Evje .... sound mixer: Sonora
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr supervisor (as Devon Curry)
James J. Isaacs .... dialogue editor (as James Issacs)
Cindy Marty .... sound editor
Michael Mirkovich .... assistant sound editor
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor
Kim Nolan .... assistant sound editor (as Kimberly Nolan)
Vern Poore .... re-recording mixer
Michael Ruiz .... assistant sound editor
Karen Spangenberg .... supervising dialogue editor
Karen G. Wilson .... dialogue editor
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Butch Wolf .... sound editor
Rob Young .... sound mixer
Kelly Zombor .... boom operator
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Frazier .... special effects coordinator
Maurice Routly .... special effects foreman (as Maurice Routley)
Harold Selig .... special effects best boy: Sonora (as Hal Selig)
Paul Healy .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Bill Merrett .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Alex Green .... stunts (uncredited)
George Orrison .... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Akester .... still photographer
Mark Anderson .... second assistant camera: Sonora
Marco Ciccone .... second assistant "a" camera
Douglas Craik .... first assistant "b" camera (as Doug Craik)
Peter N. Green .... loader: Sonora (as Peter Green)
Jim Gregor .... assistant chief lighting technician
Dan Heather .... second assistant "b" camera
Hal Nelson .... best boy grip: Sonora
Víctor Pérez .... assistant chief lighting technician: Sonora (as Victor Perez)
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant "a" camera (as Anthony J. Rivetti)
Charles Saldana .... key grip
T. Daniel Scaringi .... dolly grip: Sonora (as T.D. Scaringi)
Stephen St. John .... "a" camera operator
Tom Stern .... chief lighting technician
Randy Swanson .... best boy grip
Carey Toner .... dolly grip
Roger Vernon .... "b" camera operator
 
Casting Department
Stuart Aikins .... casting: Canadian
William Haines .... casting assistant (as Bill Haines)
Nadene Katz .... casting assistant
Lorelei Kuchera .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanne Hansen .... wardrobe supervisor: women's
Carla Hetland .... wardrobe supervisor: men's
Valerie T. O'Brien .... set costumer: Sonora (as Valerie O'Brien)
Glenn Wright .... wardrobe department head
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Michael Cipriano .... assistant film editor
Phil Downey .... color timer
 
Music Department
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Donald Harris .... music editor
Laurindo Almeida .... musician: guitar solo (uncredited)
Tommy Johnson .... musician: tuba soloist (uncredited)
Lennie Niehaus .... conductor (uncredited)
Lennie Niehaus .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Patti Zimmitti .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ray Breckenridge .... transportation captain
Keith Dillin .... transportation coordinator
Randy Luna .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Diane Anderson .... first aid: Sonora
Sheila Aquiline .... assistant production accountant
Marco Barla .... unit publicist
Tom Bews .... wrangler boss
Tom Eirikson .... wrangler boss
Lynn Elston .... production accountant
Penny Gibbs .... production coordinator
Tom Glass .... wrangler boss
Robert J. Groff .... craft service: Sonora
Rose Johnson .... craft service
Rose Johnson .... first aid
Jeff Kloss .... production accountant (as Jeffrey Kloss)
Anisa Lalani .... assistant production coordinator
John Lind .... production associate
Michael Maurer .... production auditor
J.P. Moss .... designer: knives
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor
Rino Pace .... location manager
Matt Palmer .... production associate
Melissa Rooker .... assistant: to Clint Eastwood
John Scott .... head wrangler
Carol Trost .... production coordinator: Sonora
Loranne Turgeon .... production secretary
Buddy Van Horn .... technical consultant
Cathy Yost .... assistant production coordinator
Neale Joudrie .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Tony Kerum .... caterer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Sergio Leone .... dedicated to (as Sergio)
Bill Marsden .... the producers acknowledge the invaluable help and cooperation of: film commissioner of Alberta
Murray Ord .... the producers acknowledge the invaluable help and cooperation of: IATSE
Don Siegel .... dedicated to (as Don)
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, and violence, and for a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
131 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ranked #4 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 greatest films in the genre "Western" in June 2008.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After Will and the Kid shoot the second cowboy and are riding away, the middle cowboy (kneeling) clearly fires shots in a different direction than the other cowboys, even though Will and the Kid are riding off in the same direction.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Quick Mike:Dammit! Come a-running, lad!
Delilah Fitzgerald:Stop it!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cleanflix (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Claudia's SongSee more »

FAQ

Any recommendations for other good movies that feature gunfighters in the Old West?
Is the character Will Munny based on a real person?
Is "Unforgiven" based on a book?
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92 out of 109 people found the following review useful.
A Fitting End, 7 June 2007
Author: erostew from Canada

There may never be another real western. Clint appears to be done with the genre and there really isn't anyone else I can think of that can do it Properly. Sergio Leone is gone. William Wellman is gone. Sam Peckinpah is gone. John Huston is gone. John Ford is gone. Howard Hawks is gone.

Kevin Costner tries hard but he just doesn't get it. Dances With Wolves wasn't really a western. It wasn't even an anti-western. It was more like a political indictment of the actions of the Americans of the time. For all that I did enjoy it.

Most of the others since Unforgiven are movies where somebody decides to put the characters on a horse, but the story is just generic pap. Nobody has the balls to make something with a meaning.

I will grant that Deadwood is a truly excellent series but it isn't a movie.

That's why I believe that Unforgiven is a fitting end to the western genre. I won't get all rhapsodic and spout a bunch of crap about how Clint made this movie as a symbol of the end of the western. Cuz that's a load of crap. The script had been around since the early 70s when things were still going strong. What it is, is a movie that shows us that there is no black and white in any time. There are only shades of grey.

It is also just as dirty and violent as things actually were for most people in that era. Life was comparatively cheap and most people didn't have much hope of justice. The middle class was very small and the upper class was tiny. The vast majority belonged to the under-classes.

Good guys didn't wear white hats and not every sheriff was a good guy. Some were violent and corrupt braggarts and bullies. Little Bill mocks English Bob's self-promotion, but at the same time he knocks Bob down he builds himself up. He doesn't bother with courts or judges and he is his own executioner. He isn't motivated by any innate sense of justice when he deals with any criminal elements. It's more that he takes it as an insult to his own power.

William Munny is a killer, plain and simple. He has human feelings but basically he is unrepentant. He changed for his wife, but like many changes it wasn't permanent. He won't sleep with a whore but when he needs money he is willing to kill for it. At the same time he treats the whore with kindness and is loyal to his friend. And somehow he managed to get a good woman to love him. A classic anti-hero.

Rather than being about the end of the Western genre I believe that it is actually an ode to what came before it. Sergio Leone would have been proud.

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