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Shoot the Sun Down (1978)

PG | | Drama, Western | 1978 (USA)
Couple of strangers arrive in a small town, each one after a different thing.

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David Leeds
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margot Kidder ... The Woman
Geoffrey Lewis ... Scalphunter
Christopher Walken ... Mr. Rainbow
Bo Brundin ... Captain
A Martinez ... Sunbearer
Ivan Naranjo Ivan Naranjo ... Delaware
Bert Santos Bert Santos ... Angel
Sacheen Littlefeather ... Navajo Woman
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Lieutenant
Michael Eiland Michael Eiland ... Shipping Agent
Don Hann Don Hann ... Barber
Phil Haozous Phil Haozous ... Apache Leader
Robert McVay Robert McVay ... Amos
Michael Melton Michael Melton ... Durango
Sam Montoya Sam Montoya ... Outlaw Leader
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Couple of strangers arrive in a small town, each one after a different thing.

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Into the sands, one man rode alone

Genres:

Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Rainbow See more »

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Runtime:

| (VHS)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alice Cooper wanted the role of the lieutenant. Christopher Lloyd was hired for the role but he dropped out shortly after filming began. See more »

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An earlier version was in limited release in the U.S. in 1978. See more »

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Walken western failure .........
17 January 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Margo Kidder and Christopher Walken star in this slow and talky western. The overall structure is very haphazard, with characters neither explained or developed. To me, "Shoot the Sun Down" seems more like an art house film, than a second rate western. It is loaded with "compelling visions", but hardly any substance. While Walken does get staked to the desert ground and attacked by Vultures, there is really little here of interest. Long boring scenes, like Walken talking to his horse, permeate the film. Even though the theme of searching for Montezuma's gold should have been intriguing, the movie lacks excitement, and for the most part is just plain boring. Not recommended, even for Walken enthusiasts. - MERK


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