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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 41 wins & 21 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
That's right. I'm just a fella now. I ain't no different than anyone else no more. See more (468 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)

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)
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Filming Locations:

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Trivia:
The film was shot in 39 days, coming in 4 days ahead of schedule. The town had to be built very quickly, with a relatively short run-up time (2 months) to the start of filming; the construction period was used by the stunt coordinator to work on actors' riding skills and stunt choreography.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: English Bob takes his beating from Little Bill, on "Independence day" (July 4). A few days later Little Bill dishes out another beating to Will Munny and then days after that, Munny is recovering in a shack/barn where there is snow outside. Since the fictional town of "Big Whiskey" is most likely located in the East high plains section of Wyoming near Laramie, as opposed to the mountain ranges and Indian reservations in the Western part of Wyoming in the 1880s, the average temperature in July is between 85-95 degrees. Even in the highest mountain plains accumulated snowfall would be nearly unheard of in early to mid July. Also there is much rain in the film, and July is the driest month in Wyoming.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Quick Mike:Dammit! Come a-running, lad!
Delilah Fitzgerald:Stop it!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Legit: Justice (#1.5)" (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Claudia's SongSee more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
That's right. I'm just a fella now. I ain't no different than anyone else no more., 15 March 2011
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

William Munny (Clint Eastwood taking the lead and directing the piece) is an old and retired gunman who's past misdemeanours would make the devil himself seem tame. Widowed and struggling to raise his two children on a paltry farm, he's tempted out of retirement for one last pay dirt job, the consequence of which provides violence: both physically and of the soul.

Clint Eastwood signed off from the Western genre with this magnificent 1992 picture, the appropriation and irony of which is in itself a majestic point of reference. After the script had been knocking around for nigh on twenty years (written by Blade Runner scribe David Webb Peoples), Eastwood seized the opportunity to play William Munney and lay bare the mythologies of the Wild West. What is most amazing about Unforgiven's screenplay is how we the audience are firmly on Munney's side, we are, incredibly, influenced by Eastwood's part in the history of the Western. In spite of Munney's obvious murky past (despicable crimes they be), we wait (and hope) for Munney to make a quip and way-lay the bad guys; actually, salivating at the prospect is probably closer to the truth. So it's with enormous credit that Eastwood, and his magnificent cast and crew, manage to fuddle all our respective perceptions of the West and the characters we ourselves have aged with. It's not for nothing that W.W. Beauchamp (Saul Rubinek) is the critical character that nobody expected. Beauchamp is a writer of penny pulpy novels that tell of derring-do heroics, gunslingers with a glint in their eye and death dealt like an heroic encore, this gives Unforgiven its excellent sleight of hand, this West is grim and a destroyer of all illusions.

Eastwood is greatly served by the actors around him here, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman (winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for a script he turned down many years before!), Rubinek, Frances Fisher, Anna Thomson, Jaimz Woolvett and an incredible cameo from Richard Harris. Along with Hackman's win for his brutally tough portrayal of Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett, Unforgiven also won Oscars for Eastwood for his clinically tight direction, Best Picture, Best Editing and was nominated for in another five categories. One of those nominations was for Jack Green's cinematography, which now, in this age of High Definition enhanced cinema, can be seen in all its wonderful glory. The Alberta location is magically transformed into the western frontier, with the orange and brown hues a real treat for the eyes. Ultimately, tho, Unforgiven is a lesson in brilliant film making, across the board it works so well, why? Well because the man at the helm knows this genre so well, having been its sole flag bearer for practically 25 years, and learning from his peers, Eastwood has crafted a thematically complex piece that for all its violence, debunking and melancholy pulse beats, is a film that is as beautiful as it is most assuredly stark, an incredible and true highlight of modern day cinema. 10/10

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