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The Shooter (I) (1997)

R  |   |  Western  |  23 October 1997 (USA)
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The story is of a small town in the early west and of a 'shooter' of reputation that drifts into it and stands up to the controlling family that runs it. But far from a John Wayne, this ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Atherton
Kyle Tapert
Jacob Finch / Narrator
Eric Lawson ...
Mayor Pete Sayers
Libby George ...
Deputy Casey (as Matt Anderson)
Bill Langlois Monroe ...
Vince Krants (as William L. Monroe)
Ryan Latshaw ...
Marc Vahanian ...


The story is of a small town in the early west and of a 'shooter' of reputation that drifts into it and stands up to the controlling family that runs it. But far from a John Wayne, this hero is caught and brutally beaten and left to die, only to be saved by a prostitute that has also suffered under the hand of this group of desperados. The only one possible to stand up to the shooter is another solitary man who joins with the notorious family although he is deputized as the town's sherif. Written by BOB STEBBINS <>

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Rated R for violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Shooter  »

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Eric Lawson suffered injuries on the set after an accident, which cut his career and reduced him to minor parts in small projects. See more »


After Atherton recovers and shoots up the guys in the barn, the surviving deputy runs and tells Kyle about it. The sole of Kyle's boots are obviously rubber, with a modern tread pattern. See more »


Jerry Krants: Sounds like you're a brave war hero!
Michael Atherton: It could be possible.
Jerry Krants: It was time that we met.
Jerry Krants: Dead gunfighters need no guns!
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* * * Out Of Five
18 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dudikoff stars as Michael Atherton a gunfighter and ex-union soldier, after stumbling across a woman being beaten by some no-good scum, Atherton naturally steps in and saves the girl(Valarie Wildman) and in the process finds himself targeted for vengeance by the family of one of the guys he killed and it's not long before Atherton is caught, beaten and almost killed, only to be saved by Wendy the girl he saved before, Atherton takes aim at taking down the family and does, however the sheriff has a vendetta, one that goes all the way back to the war in this far-better-than-you-would-expect direct to video western which features a decent story and Dudikoff in good form. This, The Silencer, Soldier Boyz and Virtual Assassin are the only watcahble movies from Dudikoff in the 90's. However where as Dudikoff is well suited to the role of a western, it's Randy Travis who ends up making the most impression and in turn steals the movie.

3/5 Matt Bronson

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