A cursed revolver bedevils the lives of a variety of owners.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry McDonacle (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Ariadne (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Dobbs (segment "Great McDonacle, The")
Brittany (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Simon Grey (segment "The Great McDonacle") (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Annabel Kershaw ...
Angel Moralis (segment "Great McDonacle, The")
Big Joe Silas (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Luc Corbeil ...
Man (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Bob Meade (segment "The Great McDonacle")
French Tickner ...
James J. Peterson (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Brad Payne ...
Blue-eyed boy (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Heckler (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Noah Heney ...
Inebrieted heckler (segment "The Great McDonacle")


It is only a gun - not a common gun but its mystery is not the unusual manufacture but the fact that it is a dead man's gun. Three stories follow the fate of successive holders of this haunted weapon. The Great McDonacle is a second-rate trick shot artist; in his hands the gun cannot miss even the most difficult shots, but doesn't make him quite fast enough. Jack Fleetwood steals the gun from its sleeping owner; he can salt a mine with it and cheat an honest farmer by convincing him to buy this worthless mine, but the con man can be conned. Cole finds the gun on a skeleton; a fast draw becomes a reality, but tragedy comes to his brother. At the end, the gun is returned to the skeleton, waiting for its next victim. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Sorry.. my apologies.....
1 October 2004 | by (Mono, Ontario - Canada) – See all my reviews

I just wanted to clear something up from the original comments I made about "Dead Man's Gun". At the end of the comments I said that I didn't see any voting button to click so I missed it. Well, I just saw it and I just cast my vote for a 9 out of 10 for this film. I originally gave this film an 8 but then I thought it was a little better than an 8 so I gave it a 9. Another reason why I didn't vote on this was because this film was a made-for-TV film and normally whenever I comment on a made-for-TV film there's usually no place where you can place your vote. Another thing: the girl who played Gordon Tootoosis' granddaughter. She appears to be Cheri Maracle but I need to make sure. Anyways, still a good film nonetheless.

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