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Last Man Standing (1996)

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A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

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Storyline

John Smith is an amoral gunslinger in the days of Prohibition. On the lam from his latest (unspecified) exploits, he happens upon the town of Jericho, Texas. Actually, calling Jericho a town would be too generous--it has become more like a ghost town, since two warring gangs have 'driven off all the decent folk.' Smith sees this as an opportunity to play both sides off against each other, earning himself a nice piece of change as a hired gun. Despite his strictly avowed mercenary intentions, he finds himself risking his life for his, albeit skewed, sense of honor.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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If you lived in this town, you'd be dead by now. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Gundown  »

Box Office

Budget:

$67,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 462,620,000 (Italy) (15 November 1996)

Gross:

$18,127,448 (USA) (20 December 1996)
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Trivia

Titles considered during post-production were "Gundown" and "Jericho". See more »

Goofs

Smith carries two Colt 45. s that hold 7+1 rounds or 14+2 rounds. Smith fires way more bullets than that. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Smith: It's a funny thing. No matter how low you sink there's still a right and wrong. You always end up choosing. You go one way so you can try to live with yourself. You go the other, you'd still be walkin' around, but you're dead and you don't even know it.
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References Wild Bill (1995) See more »

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You Got To Reap What You Sow
Written by Leory Carr
Performed by Ry Cooder
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Good film
18 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

First of all I would like to say that people have to high expectations. Films like this are not made to win oscars. There mostly guy films, with high action and lots of sexual preference. But this was a solid film all together. Willis gives a solid performace and so does Walken. The action scenes are extremely good and provide much excitment. I gave this film an 8.


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