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Shoot Out (1971)

GP | | Western | 13 October 1971 (USA)
A former bank robber searches for his double crossing partner who left him for dead, while having to look after a 6 year old girl.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Will James (novel), Marguerite Roberts (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gregory Peck ... Clay Lomax
Patricia Quinn ... Juliana Farrell (as Pat Quinn)
Robert F. Lyons ... Bobby Jay Jones
Susan Tyrrell ... Alma
Jeff Corey ... Trooper
James Gregory ... Sam Foley
Rita Gam ... Emma
Dawn Lyn ... Decky Ortega
Pepe Serna ... Pepe
John Davis Chandler ... Skeeter (as John Chandler)
Paul Fix ... Brakeman
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Homer Page
Nicolas Beauvy Nicolas Beauvy ... Dutch Farrell
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Storyline

Clay Lomax, a bank robber, gets out of jail after an 8 year sentence. He is looking after Sam Foley, the man who betrayed him. Knowing that, Foley hires three men to pay attention of Clay's steps. The things get complicated when Lomax, waiting to receive some money from his ex-lover, gets only the notice of her death and an 8 year old girl, sometimes very annoying, presumed to be his daughter. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Three fast guns against one determined man! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Henry Hathaway lobbied for Ben Johnson to play the lead role. See more »

Goofs

During the wagon ride after campfire encounter, Lomax is riding out with the orphan girl and thunder can be heard briefly before next scene a little too soon before scene transition. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bobby Jay: I'm Bobby Jay Jones.
Sam Foley: Shut the door and take off you hat.
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Connections

References True Grit (1969) See more »

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Much better than the comments would indicate
8 June 2005 | by dphelan-1See all my reviews

I watched this as part of a cheap DVD set I bought at the supermarket for $6.99. It also included an Audie Murphy film, a Dale Robertson film and a Guy Madison film. All were westerns from the late 40's to early 70's. I really liked Shoot Out. I think that comparing it to True Grit because of some commonalities of cast/crew/producer and ( vaguely) theme is unfair. The relationship between John Wayne and Kim Darby was very different than the growing affection and dependence between Dawn Lyn's delightful Decky and Peck's tough but tender Clay. The way Peck and Lyn become father and daughter whether they actually were or not is touching. I like the way the little girl is very self-sufficient at one moment and kind of lost the next. And she seemed like a kid in many ways too; not a miniature adult. In addition, Robert F. Lyons was terrific as the psycho villain. He was cocky, stupid, pathetic, cruel, greedy and just mean. The ending where the tables are turned on him is brilliant and inventive and probably not what viewers expected. I also like Peck's final line after the final " shoot out" - " Fetch the law" Funny and brilliant.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shootout See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,190,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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