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A Fistful of Fingers (1995)

A comic western about a cowboy who seeks a wanted and evil man who caused for the death of his beloved horse Easy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Low ...
Walter Marshall
Martin Curtis ...
Running Sore
Oli van der Vijver ...
The Squint (as Oliver Evans)
Quentin Green ...
Jimmy James
William Cornes ...
Sheriff Marshall
Edward Scotland ...
The Clerk
Richard Green ...
The Old Codger
Amy Bowles ...
Yanks With A Fist
Stuart Low ...
The Oscar Nominated Bartender
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The Pint Sized Floozy
James Bailey ...
El Guardo
Ian Crick ...
The Other Bandit
Tim Wyatt ...
Corpse With No Lines
Rich Adams ...
Boom Man Not Really
Nick Netsall ...
The Pathkeeper / Butch Cassidy
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A comic western about a cowboy who seeks a wanted and evil man who caused for the death of his beloved horse Easy.

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The greatest western ever made...in Somerset

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Comedy | Western

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Amy Bowles is a guitarist in multiple Toronto bands and served as the inspiration for Bryan Lee O'Malley's Envy Adams in the Scott Pilgrim comic series. She played the tied up "token female" in A Fistful of Fingers. While meeting for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Bowles happened to be riding her bicycle near Edgar Wright and O'Malley and said hello. O'Malley was speechless and only later explained his stupefaction at Wright's knowing her. See more »

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Boom Operator - Jason Rimmel; Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker Ha! Ha! Ha! Boom Boom - Basil Brush See more »

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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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A Fistful of Fingers (1995)
4 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

Before spoofing zombie movies and action flicks, Edgar Wright took a stab at the spaghetti western. It's an understandably amateurish production with zero budget and baby-faced actors. Rather than the character-driven homage format of his later films, here Wright takes more of a rapid-fire gag approach, with echoes of Mel Brooks, Looney Tunes, Monty Python and Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker. It's a style that demands to be judged on the quality of its jokes. And there are some pretty good ones... I especially liked the final showdown that starts with a debate about the end of BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID. However, a lot more gags fail than succeed. I'd say roughly 1 in 4 find their mark. It's not a very impressive ratio, but it could be a whole lot worse. If it's not exactly a comic masterpiece, at least it's generally watchable and supplies a few good laughs.


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