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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

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GP | See all certifications »

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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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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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Trivia

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

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When Clay first gets into town from Prison, you can see TV antennae on rooftops. 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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References True Grit (1969) See more »

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Gunplay and revenge along with a fraternal story , it stars the great Gregory Peck
27 February 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This film from a novel titled ¨The last cowboys¨ and adapted by Marguerite Roberts (True grit) deals with Clay Lomax (Gregory Peck) , he leaves the prison and seeking vengeance of his former partner named Foley (James Gregory) who double-crossed him . He carries the revenge in his heart after suffering the treason . He embarks on his vendetta and during his quest he gets stuck an eight-year-old little girl . Meanwhile , Foley contracts a young gunfighter (a violent , savage Robert F. Lions) who along with other gunmen (Pepe Serna and John Davis Chandler) abduct a prostitute (Susan Tyrell) and after that , they go out in pursuit Lomax .

An average Western revenge story plenty of violence , action and shoot'em up ; though the veteran director Hathaway is uninspired and the ending is pretty predictable . The film relies heavily on the continuous relationship between the tiring gunslinger and the orphaned girl . The picture is well played by Gregory Peck in one of his last Westerns (he starred ¨McKenna gold¨ , ¨Big country¨ , ¨Stalking moon¨ , ¨The gunfighter¨). The movie displays a wide plethora of secondary actors usually seen in Western genre : Jeff Corey (True grit) as an old brawler in wheelchair , the usual Arthur Hunnicutt (El Dorado), Paul Fix , Rita Gam (Tomahawk) , Willis Bouchey's last film and the habitual cocky nasty named John Davis Chandler . Evocative and imaginative musical score by Dave Grusin . The motion picture was regularly directed by Henry Hathaway in his last film along with ¨Raid on Rommel¨ , both made in 1971 . Hathaway hired Ben Johnson for the lead role but he turned it down . Henry was an excellent filmmaker who directed several classic Westerns , such as ¨True grit¨ , ¨Sons of Katie Elder¨ , ¨Nevada Smith¨ ,¨Rawhide¨ , ¨How the west was won¨ (also with Gregory Peck) , among others . The film will appeal to Gregory Peck fans.


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