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Gunless (2010)

A hardened American gunslinger is repeatedly thwarted in his attempts to mount a showdown in a friendly town in Canada where no one seems to understand or appreciate the brutal code of the American Wild West.

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A quiet and peaceful community in the Dominion of Canada is shaken up by the arrival of a wounded and stinky gun-toting American cowboy, simply known as The Montana Kid, wanted for the alleged killing of seven men. A subsequent clarification reveals that his real name is Sean Rafferty, and he admits to killing, not seven, but eleven men. Things only get worse after Sean gets in the bad books of the local militia, and with armed bounty hunters hot on his trail, challenges the local unarmed blacksmith, Jack Smith, to a duel - wild west style! Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Fastest draw in the North... kinda.


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30 April 2010 (Canada)  »

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Django Gunless  »

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CAD 10,000,000 (estimated)

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CAD 258,865 (Canada), 2 May 2010
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The Montana Kid mocks the RCMP numerous times throughout the film. This is ironic, considering Paul Gross (who plays the Montana Kid) was famous for playing Benton Fraser, the RCMP officer on Due South (1994). See more »

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According to the general store workers they can't sell liquor due to prohibition. The film is set in British Columbia in the late 1870s. British Columbia did not have alcohol prohibition at this time. See more »

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[first lines]
The Montana Kid: [hanging upside down from his horse] Do you, uh, speaky English?
Adell Kwon: [hands on hips] Do you?
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A selection of outtakes with Gross, Guillory and other cast members is featured during the closing credits. See more »

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References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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Props to Gross for this quirky Western from the north
1 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Well here is a first. I've never heard of a Canadian western. The idea may sound promising or risky. What it turns out to be is delightful, a bit amateurish, but fun.

The movie is played mostly for laughs. Paul Gross is terrific. To be honest, the guy feels like a cross between Bruce Campbell and Matt Dillon to be honest. Gunless is definitely not a traditional western, but like all the best ones it has a fiery showdown, throwing in some satire for good measure.

Western and Comedy don't often come together. I think Blazzing Saddles is the only one that ever tried, either that or the only one which succeeded, (well there is also Shanghai Noon). Gunless, though far from the humour of Mel Brooks, offers something fresh amongst all the mediocre/gimmicky pre summer features currently running. If it has managed to get theatrical release in your country (to all my non-Canadian readers), go see it, if not rent it when in comes out in a few months.


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