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The Quick and the Dead -- Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman star in this updated American Western, a wild shoot-out studded with action, suspense and humor.
The Quick and the Dead -- Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Simon Moore (written by)
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Release Date:
10 February 1995 (USA) See more »
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In this town, you're either one or the other See more »
Plot:
Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Exaggerated, intense, beautiful, silly See more (214 total) »

Cast

  (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
(WGA)
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
G. Ron Wright Jr. .... carpenter (as G. Ron Wright)
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
 
Stunts
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)
 
Thanks
Woody Strode .... this film is dedicated to the memory of
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Quick & Dead" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for western violence
Runtime:
107 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby Digital
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bruce Campbell had a cameo appearance during a wedding scene, but the scene was cut. Campbell says Sam Raimi created that scene for the specific reason of giving Pat Hingle something more substantial to do and was never intended to be in the movie in the first place. Campbell was also visiting the set on his day off when Raimi drafted him to play a skid-row character in several background shots. Although all of Campbell's appearances ended up on the cutting room floor, he is still listed high up in the credits.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the rainstorm in the cemetery, the sky can be clearly seen to be almost entirely cloudless, except for a couple of cumulus (fair-weather) clouds in the distance.See more »
Quotes:
Townsman:We're gonna have to bury this old man deep. He stinks something awful.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Out West (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
El Tierra CalentoSee more »

FAQ

Are there any other movies with female gunfighters/sharpshooters?
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What are the scabs from on Cort's knuckles?
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52 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Exaggerated, intense, beautiful, silly, 6 July 2000
Author: greenman_99 from Georgia, USA

Like all of Sam Raimi's movies, this flick was a cartoon. That's not an insult- his works with the Coen brothers on movies like The Hudsucker Proxy are some of my favorites, with their insanely "zoomed-in" quality. This movie was a spaghetti western, it was ABOUT spaghetti westerns, and it was also a weird, wonderful nightmare where your options are limited, you're a superhero, and your enemy is all-powerful. That's adolescent, silly, and totally compelling.

Raimi has always done brilliant visuals; I don't know his history, but I suspect he read a lot of pulp comics as a kid. The early scene where Stone gets up (after playing dead) and you see her shadow putting her hat back on, with the obvious bullet hole in the brim, is sheer visual brilliance.

Gene Hackman is, of course, great (MST3K line: "He's good in everything!"). Sharon Stone has gotten a lot of static for doing what Clint Eastwood built a legend on: bad acting, done intensely. (And in Stone's case in this flick, I think, purposefully.) Leonardo D. is well-cast as a cocky, yet needy, "bad-a** in his own mind" type. Russell Crowe (who nobody knew at the time, especially me) is great in his role as a survivor of a 12-step program to help fight a dependence on violence, complete with backsliding moments.

Do not look to this movie expecting anything like realism, believability, or moderation. This is pulp fiction, eye candy, nightmare surrealism, wanton entertainment. It's trash culture saluting trash culture, and if you can appreciate that, it's a hell of a great ride.

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