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The Gunslingers -- Butch, a gun slinging bounty hunter, gets caught up in a violently competitive hunt for a stash of gold when outlaws find out about his mysterious map. While trying to get paid, he must saddle up to stop these outlaws and collect what's his. Bullets fly as guns are drawn and fights break out - anyone who stands in Butch's way will be killed.
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The Gunslingers -- The  Ecstasy of Gold is a stylized, action-adventure western set in a lush and mythic West, a land populated by heroes and villains, a land ruled by the gun.


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  (in credits order)

Jack Elliott ... Butch Norton (as John Elliott)

Narisa Suzuki ... Akemi

Brad Allen ... Rattler Fenton
Ben Hall ... Mondego
Jason Leyva ... Charley Chavez

Abel Becerra ... Puco Chavez

Jonathan Grant ... Hez Bostock

Morgan Brown ... Hiram Firth

Mark Hanson ... Hector
Ben Rodgers ... Mr. Flynn
Joshua Morris ... Mousy Patron (as Miles Brennan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Wes Aderhold ... Rabbit
Arthur Gentle ... Villager
Christopher Nicholas Gentle ... Villager

Grant James ... Old Crusty Drunk
Ashley Mandanas ... Otsu
Lucas Ross ... Jebediah Bostock
Doug Van Liew ... Geb
Anna Gentle ... Featured extra (uncredited)
Mark Gentle ... Villager (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Oxsen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jordan Boyd  written by
Levi Lee  written by
Adam Oxsen  written by

Produced by
Adam Oxsen .... producer
Russell Oxsen .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeremy Engleman 
Adam Oxsen 
Cinematography by
Christopher Ochson 
Casting by
Michelle De Long 
Production Management
Sha'ree Green .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Levi Lee .... assistant director
Art Department
Dan O'Donoghue .... construction coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jordan Boyd .... visual effects supervisor
Casting Department
Michelle De Long .... casting
Jessica Pierson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Allison .... costumes
Editorial Department
Kelly Riemenschneider .... colorist

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Also Known As:
"Ecstasy of Gold" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for western violence
USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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USA:R (certificate #46147)
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Filmed entirely in the State of Oklahoma including, state parks Little Sahara, Gloss mountain and Natural FallsSee more »
[last lines]
Mondego:Send me to my hell
[last lines]
Butch Norton:Sit back down you son of a bitch
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Ecstasy of Gold...what gold?, 23 November 2010
Author: torrentstorm from United States

The flick's real title is "The Gunslingers", although what gunslingers we have here would draw derision.

Let's see, let's take the 'gunslinger' description and see how it matches. I have viewed dozens of gunfighting movies, all the way back beginning with the 1960's. I recall how awed I was then with Yul Brynner's "The Magnificent Seven", and that passion for gunfighting movies continued throughout my adolescence, with every single one of Clint Eastwood's, title after title of the Italian "spaghetti" westerns, including all of the Django, Sartana, Gringo,....well, the list is quite long. But compared to this one, those movies WERE movies, cheesy and poorly filmed as most were. There was some plot you could follow, most of the time, and the filming, although perhaps not the best, could be mentally and physically understood and followed.

But this one is almost a disgrace to the gunfighting theme. There was no real theme that you could say could be understood. The hero does not join any band. Rather, those that were with him - and you'd have to stretch your imagination a bit to understand who's with who here, everything was a jumping around between scenes, suddenly focusing one character you don't know where it came from, and then another, and another - were not following anybody really. The girl Azumi was seeking revenge for the death of her sister; that was the only thing that stuck to my mind. The rest was a confusing morass of subplots and turns that made no sense.

I didn't see any gunslingers, just a bunch of people who shot each other like children in a playground. I didn't know guns when shot sounded like firecrackers. I just wonder who wrote the synopsis of this story, because I must say if this isn't a blatant attempt to dress up one of the worst movies made, I don't know what is.

There are no lessons or morals that stand out here, nothing so significant as 'greed doesn't pay' or some-such. Everybody for some reason is after some gold, no one knows why or how that gold got there, and to tell the truth, there was no gold. Just the bad guys holding up some black triangular shiny rock.

I'll tell you the ecstasy I felt with this one: I dozed off a couple of times. During those few minutes of blissfully floating in the dark ethereal, it came to me that this is the only ecstasy I will experience during these 90 minutes. But of course if you are in the mood for bad experiences, then you might find 'Ecstasy of Gold' a.k.a. 'The Gunslingers' right up your alley.

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