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The Master Gunfighter (1975)

An outnumbered swordsman/gunfighter tries to prevent wealthy landowners from annihilating local Indians.

Director:

Tom Laughlin (as Frank Laughlin)

Writer:

Tom Laughlin (as Harold Lapland)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Laughlin ... Finley
Ron O'Neal ... Paulo
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Jacques
Geo Anne Sosa Geo Anne Sosa ... Chorika
Barbara Carrera ... Eula
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Maltese
Hector Elias ... Juan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Andronica James Andronica ... Abel
Richard Angarola Richard Angarola ... Don Santiago
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... McDonald
Patti Clifton Patti Clifton
Doug Jinks Doug Jinks ... Cowboy ruffian
Mike Lane ... Frewen
Burgess Meredith ... Narrator (voice)
Carmencristina Moreno Carmencristina Moreno
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Storyline

An outnumbered swordsman/gunfighter tries to prevent wealthy landowners from annihilating local Indians.

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Taglines:

He Fought Like an Army, and Lived Like a Legend.

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El pistolero See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Sur, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Billy Jack Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film begins with the words "Billy Jack Rights Presents" appearing on the screen. This relates to Tom Laughlin and Delores Taylor's production company, Billy Jack Enterprises. After the prologue narration, it is followed two minutes later by "Billy Jack Enterprises Presents", which starts the opening credits. Neither means this film is in the "Billy Jack" series of movies. See more »

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Remake of Goyôkin (1969) See more »

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The film introduces a remarkable handgun and uses swords idiotically.
21 December 1998 | by widebillSee all my reviews

The kind of film one would expect from the genius behind "Billy Jack Goes to Washington," the movie does distinguish itself in the area of weaponry. Apparently set in the era of old California, the gunfighter blazes away with a remarkable handgun called a LeMat--which didn't exist if the period is prior to the Civil War as it seems to be. Nonetheless, bringing this weapon to light is a nice historical touch. While the Union officers in the Civil War used six-shooter percussion revolvers, they were hard pressed if they came up against a Confederate with a ten-shooter LeMat (nine balls plus a shotgun round). The other milestone in weaponry is the use of swords not a la Zorro but in the fashion of Samuri, a ludicrous touch only Mr. Laughlin could have thought up. If you enjoy odd weapons or the odd use of them, you must see this film,


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