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  (in credits order)

Michael Dudikoff ... Michael Atherton

Randy Travis ... Kyle Tapert

Valerie Wildman ... Wendy

Andrew Stevens ... Jacob Finch / Narrator

William Smith ... Jerry Krants
Eric Lawson ... Paul

Robert Donavan ... Mayor Pete Sayers

Cal Bartlett ... Sheriff

Hoke Howell ... Duncan
Libby George ... Gina

Matthew R. Anderson ... Deputy Casey (as Matt Anderson)

Peter Sherayko ... Ed
Bill Langlois Monroe ... Vince Krants (as William L. Monroe)
Ryan Latshaw ... Darien
Marc Vahanian ... Tyler

Pete Walsh ... Daniel

Robert Quarry ... Examiner
Neil Delama ... Otis (as Neal DeLama)
James Assi ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Murray ... Gunman

Nils Allen Stewart ... Fighter
Sam Dolan ... (uncredited)

Kane Hodder ... Fighter (uncredited)

Nikki Pelley ... Mayor's Wife (uncredited)
Kim Read ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Olen Ray  (as Ed Raymond)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Giglio  written by

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
Alan B. Bursteen .... executive producer
William B. Steakley .... line producer
Andrew Stevens .... producer
Original Music by
Deeji Mincey 
Boris Zelkin 
Cinematography by
Gary Graver 
Film Editing by
Brett Hedlund 
Casting by
Larry Poindexter  (as L.T. Dexter)
Production Design by
Yvette Taylor 
Set Decoration by
Joel Ross 
Costume Design by
Jonathon Fletcher 
Makeup Department
Susan Ham .... assistant makeup artist
Megan M. Johnson .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
John H. Brister .... executive in charge of production
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ric Rodney .... assistant director (as Rick Rodney)
Franklin A. Vallette .... assistant director
Nicole Visram .... assistant director
Art Department
Burton Chambers .... set dresser
Bill Davis .... property master
Erin Wooldridge .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Stuart C. Bailey .... sound editor
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
David Cook .... boom operator
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer
Kevin Hamilton .... adr editor
Kevin Hamilton .... dialogue editor
Scott C. Kolden .... foley mixer
Scott C. Kolden .... supervising sound effects editor
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist
Joel E. Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
David Waedler .... sound mixer
Matthew R. Anderson .... assistant stunt coordinator
Kane Hodder .... stunts
Dan Koko .... stunts
Dimo Lipitkovsky .... stunts (as Dimo Liptkovsky)
Johnny Martin .... stunts
Warren A. Stevens .... stunt coordinator
Nils Allen Stewart .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Correa .... key grip
Nathan Geis .... assistant camera
Amy Hoffecker .... assistant camera
Jake Hurn .... assistant camera
Mary Kasparian .... assistant camera
Danny Kuchuck .... key grip
Craig Lerner .... electrician
David Ortegon .... grip
Christopher C. Pearson .... first assistant camera
Clarence Smith .... electrician
Thierry Tronchet .... first assistant camera
Ted T.E. Tunney .... gaffer (as Ted Tunney)
Thomas Vozza .... still photographer
Jon Weiner .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Jerry Gelb .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elizabeth Grisak .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Randy Carter .... assistant editor
Brian J. Cavanaugh .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
William Kuehn .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Peter Avellino .... production assistant
Paul Bogh .... production assistant
Bill Davis .... weapons specialist
Jeff Dolan .... wrangler
Mark Kadlec .... production assistant
Marc Kunis .... vice president of finance
Henry Lockett .... wrangler
Jesse Long .... script supervisor
Joanne Mikita .... consultant
Wil Miller .... production accountant
Bill Langlois Monroe .... location manager
Maureen Norton .... supervisor
Kim Read .... production coordinator
Peter Sherayko .... supervisor
Peter Sherayko .... wrangler
M.S. Tunney .... craft service

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Deadly Shooter" - USA (TV title)
"Desert Shooter" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated R for violence and a scene of sexuality
91 min | Germany:82 min (cut version) | Germany:88 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: 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 »
[Cleaned up and dressed as a proper lady, Wendy starts to leave. The cruel bartender stops her]
Bartender:Hold it! Where're you going?
Wendy:I'm leaving.
Bartender:Oh really? Exactly where do you plan on going?
Wendy:Away from you!
Bartender:[gripping her by the arm] You ain't goin' no place.
Wendy:[mutters] How much?
Bartender:How much for what?
Wendy:How much for you to let me leave?
Bartender:[chucles] How much you got?
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
a nice change of pace for Dudikoff, 11 April 2002
Author: MichaelM24 from California

Getting away from action movies for awhile, Michael Dudikoff does a western for a change, and the results are one of his best movies. This time around, he plays a mysterious drifter (what else?) who gets more than he bargained for when he comes to the rescue of a woman in the desert and returns her to town. County singer Randy Travis is good as one of the bad guys, and Valerie Wildman does a nice job as the girl. Veteran character actor William Smith is also (as always) a standout, with that gravely voice that just makes him perfect casting for the bad guy. Also nice is seeing Dudikoff play a vulnerable character, one who can't rely on fancy fighting skills to stay alive. One scene that helps to support the vulnerability of his character is when he's overcome by thugs and beaten to a bloody pulp and left for death. Afterwards, he must recover with the help of Wildman, and when he's well enough, he comes back gunning for revenge. Though it sometimes has the look of a film that was made by a bunch of friends wearing costumes gathered from some second-rate clothing stores, it works for what it is. Dudikoff isn't going to replace Clint Eastwood as the next western megastar, but he's good in the film and gets to show off a different side with his character. Worth a rental for those looking for a decent 90 minutes on a dull night.

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