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The Quick and the Dead -- In a dusty western town called Redemption, a cowgirl gunslinger enters a quick-draw contest, seeking revenge on the man who rules the town. Co-starring Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Sam Raimi.
The Quick and the Dead -- Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament.


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Writer (WGA):
Simon Moore (written by)
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10 February 1995 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sharon Stone ... Ellen

Gene Hackman ... Herod

Russell Crowe ... Cort

Leonardo DiCaprio ... Kid

Tobin Bell ... Dog Kelly

Roberts Blossom ... Doc Wallace

Kevin Conway ... Eugene Dred

Keith David ... Sgt. Cantrell

Lance Henriksen ... Ace Hanlon

Pat Hingle ... Horace the Bartender

Gary Sinise ... Marshall

Mark Boone Junior ... Scars

Olivia Burnette ... Katie

Fay Masterson ... Mattie Silk

Raynor Scheine ... Ratsy

Woody Strode ... Charlie Moonlight
Jerry Swindall ... Blind Boy
Scott Spiegel ... Gold Teeth Man

Jonothon Gill ... Spotted Horse

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Gutzon

Lennie Loftin ... Foy
Matthew Gold ... Foy's Boy
Arturo Gastelum ... Carlos Montoya
David Cornell ... Simp Dixon
Josef Rainer ... Virgil Sparks

Stacy Linn Ramsower ... Young Ellen (as Stacey Ramsower)
Tony Lee Boggs ... Zeb (as Tony Boggs)
Scott Ryder ... Gunfighter
Timothy Patrick Quill ... Man in Bar
Solomon Abrams ... Man on Veranda

John Cameron ... Bordello Swell

Bruce Campbell ... Wedding Shemp (scenes deleted)
Mike Stone ... Counselor (as Michael Stone)
Butch Molina ... Saloon Patron
Greg Goossen ... Young Herod's Man (as Gregory Goossen)

Mick Garris ... Young Herod's Man
Oliver Dear ... Young Herod's Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ruben Angelo ... Teenager (uncredited)

James Cotner ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cindy Hundt ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
Jan Robinson ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
John A. Willingham ... Gunfighter (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Raimi 
Writing credits
Simon Moore (written by)

Produced by
Chuck Binder .... co-producer
Joshua Donen .... producer
Toby Jaffe .... executive producer
Patrick Markey .... producer
Allen Shapiro .... producer
Sharon Stone .... co-producer
Rob Tapert .... executive producer (as Robert Tapert)
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
Cinematography by
Dante Spinotti (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pietro Scalia 
Casting by
Francine Maisler 
Production Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein  (as Patrizia Von Brandenstein)
Art Direction by
Steve Saklad 
Set Decoration by
Hilton Rosemarin 
Brian Stewart (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Judianna Makovsky 
Makeup Department
Fred C. Blau Jr. .... makeup artist (as Fred Blau)
Meg Brennan .... makeup artist
Kimberly Felix .... makeup artist (as Kimberly Felix-Burke)
Robin Jacobs .... hair stylist: second unit
Paul LeBlanc .... hair stylist: Ms. Stone
Gary Liddiard .... key makeup artist
Anne Morgan .... hair stylist
Bunny Parker .... key hair stylist
Tricia Sawyer .... makeup artist: Ms. Stone
Tina Sims .... hair stylist: second unit
Kathe Swanson .... hair stylist
Christine M. Guararra .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Loretta James-Demasi .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Carole Fontana .... production supervisor: second unit
Karen Hughes .... production supervisor
Patrick Markey .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Addington .... second assistant director
John Cameron .... first assistant director
Terry Leonard .... second unit director
Lisa C. Satriano .... second assistant director: second unit (as Lisa Satriano)
Denis L. Stewart .... first assistant director: second unit (as Denis Stewart)
Bob Wagner .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Chris Alvarez .... welding foreman
Chris Barnes .... paint foreman
Daniel Boxer .... on-set dresser
Helen Britten .... assistant set decorator
Jeffrey DeBell .... set dresser (as Jeff DeBell)
Vicki Dittemore .... upholstery
David Elliott .... construction coordinator
Richard Fernandez .... assistant art director
Ellen Freund .... property master
Paul Arthur Hartman .... leadman (as Paul Hartman)
Christopher Hayes .... set dresser
Ralph Horn .... painter
J. David Keefe .... buyer
J. David Keefe .... set constructor
Larry D. Koszakovszky .... set dresser
Bill Land .... set dresser
Doug Lefler .... storyboard artist
Saul Lieberman .... set dresser
David McKlveen .... construction foreman
Paul Penley .... set dresser
Armando Quiroz .... set dresser
Lee Ross .... on-set scenic
Phillipa Sledge .... art department coordinator
John Snow .... head paint foreman
Brian Stewart .... props
James F. Truesdale .... assistant art director (as James Truesdale)
Chris Ubick .... assistant property master
Tim Y. Wetzel .... assistant property master (as Timothy Wetzel)
Mark Wieringa .... carpenter
Andrea Cantrell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Nell Dickerson .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Samuel Hughes .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Christopher S. Aud .... sound editor
James Beshears .... sound effects editor
Noah Blough .... sound editor
Scott Burrow .... supervising foley editor
David B. Cohn .... sound editor
Valerie Davidson .... sound editor
Patrick J. Foley .... sound editor
John Fundus .... boom operator
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Jeremy J. Gordon .... sound editor (as Jeremy Gordon)
Mark Gordon .... sound editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley sound effects (as Gary Heckler)
Nicholas James .... sound effects editor
Fred Johnston .... cableman
Jay Kamen .... supervising sound editor (as Uncle Jay Kamen)
Mark Lanza .... sound editor (as Mark A. Lanza)
Dennis Maitland .... sound mixer (as Dennis L. Maitland)
Mark L. Mangino .... sound editor
Larry Mann .... supervising sound editor (as Lawrence H. Mann)
Dan O'Connell .... foley sound effects
Steve Olson .... sound editor
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Ticknor .... sound effects editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
David Williams .... sound editor
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Jack Davis .... special effects: second unit
Al Di Sarro .... special effects coordinator
Bob Graham .... special effects (as Robert Graham)
Michael Meinardus .... special effects (as Mike Meinardis)
Joe D. Ramsey .... special effects foreman (as Joe Ramsey)
Kevin Russell .... special effects
Andrew Sebok .... special effects: second unit
Karl Swauger .... special effects
Evan Campbell .... sculptor (uncredited)
John Gillan .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Mike Sasgen .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Wayne Toth .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
James Balsam .... motion control programmer
Peter Donen .... visual effects supervisor
David Fuhrer .... digital artist: CFC
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: CFC
Rob Hodgson .... visual effects
Janek Sirrs .... visual effects
Robin Baldwin .... stunts
Alan Becker .... stunts
Moore Brian .... stunts (as Brian Joseph Moore)
Troy Brown .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
R.J. Chambers .... stunts
Tori Davis .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts (as Tom DeWier)
Dennis Dion .... stunts
Doc Duhame .... stunts (as Doc Duhane)
Teri Garland .... stunts
Chuck Henson .... stunts
James Alan Hensz .... stunts (as Jim Hensz)
Robert Lee .... stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunt coordinator
William Morts .... stunts (as Billy Morts)
Francis Rockwell .... stunts
Dean Smith .... stunts
Jeff Smolek .... stunts
Byron Wilkerson .... stunts
Megan Wilkerson .... stunts
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (uncredited)
Monty L. Simons .... stunts (uncredited)
Neil Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Bennett .... grip
Erik L. Brown .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Erik Brown)
Philippe Carr-Forster .... camera operator: second unit (as Phil Carr-Forster)
Murray Close .... still photographer
Keith Collea .... video assistant
Gerrit Garretsen .... dolly grip
Daniel R. Haizlip .... best boy grip (as Daniel Haizlip)
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Gary Huddleston .... camera operator: second unit
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip (as Walter Huse)
Robert Jason .... chief lighting technician
Gary Jay .... camera operator
Mansur Johnson .... grip
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera: second unit
Brian LeGrady .... second assistant camera
Duane Manwiller .... assistant camera
Susie Masterson .... second assistant camera: second unit
Ted Morris .... first assistant camera: second unit
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera
Rod Robertson .... best boy electrical
Monty Rowan .... camera operator: second unit
Kyle Rudolph .... Steadicam operator
Kyle Rudolph .... director of photography: second unit
Gary W. Shaw .... electrician
Mark Spath .... second assistant camera: second unit
David St. Onge .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Andrew Taylor .... key grip: second unit
Tiffany Toby .... Camera Production Assistant
Clifton Dance .... grip (uncredited)
Glen Holland .... lighting console programmer (uncredited)
Richard Kelley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jason Newton .... company grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kathy Driscoll .... casting associate (as Kathleen Driscoll)
Robin Gurland .... location casting
Cecily Jordan .... extras casting
Michael Stumpf .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
James Velasquez .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Sylvia Vidaurri .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dallas D. Dornan .... costumer (as Dallas Dornan)
Sarah Edwards .... assistant costume designer
Bruce Ericksen .... costume supervisor
Blanca Garcia .... costumer
Glenn Ralston .... costumer
Glenn Ralston .... costumer: second unit (as Glen Ralston)
Barbara Shiff .... costumer
Raquel Stewart .... costume maker
Rebeka L. Roberts .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tom Barrett .... assistant film editor
Quincy Z. Gunderson .... assistant film editor (as Quincy Zane Gunderson)
Chris Innis .... first assistant editor
Devon Miller .... assistant film editor
David Orr .... color timer
Chisako Yokoyama .... apprentice film editor
Music Department
Chris Boardman .... music arranger
Chris Boardman .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Thomas S. Drescher .... music editor (as Thomas Drescher)
Bruce Dukov .... violin
Kenneth Karman .... music editor
William Ross .... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Jacqueline Tager .... assistant music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Transportation Department
Wayne Jones .... transportation captain: second unit
Brian Steagall .... transportation coordinator
Tom Whelpey .... transportation captain (as Tom Whelpley)
David G. Todd .... production van operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Derek Adleta .... production assistant
Lesley Brander .... dramatic coach
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist
Kim Burke .... boss wrangler
Mark Burner .... wrangler
Kimberly Burns .... set production assistant (as Kim Burns)
Julie Cameron .... production secretary
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Tamara Dow .... assistant: Mr. Raimi
Susan Dukow .... production coordinator
Tink Ten Eyck .... production accountant
Carole Fontana .... location manager
Bill Getzwiller .... wrangler gang boss
Tony Giglio .... production assistant (as Anthony Giglio Jr.)
Monica Goldstein .... assistant: Mr. Markey
Adam Gomez .... production assistant
Kristine Harlan .... assistant: Ms. Stone
James Alan Hensz .... set production assistant (as Jim Hensz)
Jackie Jacobson .... assistant accountant
Jake Johnson .... holster fabricator
Bob Lester .... wrangler
Erin Maguire .... production assistant
K.C. Marsh .... production assistant
Matt Marx .... production assistant (as Matthew Marx)
Karen L. McFadden .... assistant production coordinator (as Karen McFadden)
Donald Murphy .... set production assistant
Brian O'Kelley .... set production assistant
David Pollison .... production assistant
Susan Powell .... assistant: Mr. Moore
Trudy Ramirez .... script supervisor
Shauna Reed .... assistant accountant
Thell Reed .... armorer
Thell Reed .... gun coach
Tina Reynolds .... assistant: Mr. Donen
Barbara Rosing Hoke .... production coordinator
Barbara Rosing Hoke .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Pat Becannon Sarver .... key medic
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Molli Simon .... production assistant
Frank J. Trigani .... assistant armorer (as Frank Trigani)
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... re-shoot and pick-ups
Sharon Vise .... assistant accountant
Brenda Wadsworth .... wrangler
Heather Wray .... craft service (as Bud Wray)
Sonia Apodaca .... production assistant (uncredited)
Pat Larkin .... wrangler (uncredited)
Angela Michelle Navarro .... photo double: Olivia Burnette (uncredited)
John Peel .... armourer/gun coach (uncredited)
Ivan Raimi .... first aid (uncredited)
Woody Strode .... this film is dedicated to the memory of

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Also Known As:
"Quick & Dead" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for western violence
107 min
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby Digital
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Did You Know?

Roberts Blossom's last role in a theatrical feature.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: The ground dries very quickly, however the town of Redemption is located in a dry heat/desert area where the constant sunlight causes rainwater to evaporate and the ground to dry up more quickly.See more »
Ellen:[female gunslinger walks up behind a preoccupied bartender] How about a room?
Horace:Whores next door.
Ellen:[carefully sets her cigar down] Say that again.
Horace:I said whores next door.
Ellen:[kicks the stool out from under him, catches his liquor bottle as he falls, & pours herself a drink] Now, do you have a room available?
Horace:Uh, room and bath, yes, ma'am, coming up!
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What is 'The Quick and the Dead' about?
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73 out of 105 people found the following review useful.
More style than substance but good fun as a modern spin on the spaghetti genre, 6 July 2003
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

In the Western town of Redemption John Herrod runs everything, they say he gets half of every dollar spent or earned. In order to face his enemies face on he runs an annual quick draw contest where fights battle each other until only one remains. The winner takes home a small fortune – the losers leave wounded if they are lucky. Into this contest comes a group of hopefuls including a woman who has personal reasons for signing up.

Looking at the list of names it is evident that the casting director is very good at his/her job as they managed to catch several big names, get several stars who were a few years away from hitting big and also get veteran faces as well. The ensemble of well known faces suits this film as the focus is very much on style and appearance than it is on substance. As a plot it takes the well known genre of the revenge western and makes a sort of pastiche of it. Thus we have the OTT and hyper direction of Rami and gun fights that are delivered with energy and shots that have no bearing to reality.

When I think about the actual plot, it really should bother me more than it does. The plot is pretty thin and contains nothing that you can't see coming from about the first 20 minutes of the film – certainly the woman's `secret' will be no mystery to anyone who has seen `Once Upon A Time In The West' which it clearly apes in this regard. What exists in the place of a wider plot is characters and style. The style is fun and energetic and will appeal to fans of Evil Dead etc.

The characters themselves are also pretty good, each has a little back story which helps to fill out the running time without getting too serious. Stone does surprisingly well in the lead, she's no Clint Eastwood but she leads the cast well – which is no mean feat when you look at the credits. Hackman is a gleefully good villain – even more mean and unrepentant that his character in Unforgiven. Crowe and DiCaprio were both a few years from the levels of stardom they now hold, but both are engaging and enjoyable. The support cast is also full of names and faces you'll recognise – either as solid support actors of recent films or older faces. For example – Henriksen, David, Sinise, Hingle, Bell and Blossom.

Overall this film might infuriate you if you are looking for a film that has more substance than style, as this is the other way round. However fans of Rami's style and/or revenge westerns will find much to enjoy here. Every time I see it I always find it hard not to get caught up in the atmosphere it creates.

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