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September Gun (1983)

Unrated | | Comedy, Western | TV Movie 8 October 1983
Ben Sunday, a long-in-the-tooth gunfighter forms an uneasy alliance with a Catholic nun. The single-minded sister wants to erect a sanctuary for a group of Apache orphans. Ben Sunday picks ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Preston ... Ben Sunday
Patty Duke ... Sister Dulcina (as Patty Duke Astin)
Geoffrey Lewis ... Sheriff Johnson
Sally Kellerman ... Mama Queen
David Knell ... Jason, Ben's Nephew
Jacques Aubuchon ... Father Jerome
Christopher Lloyd ... Jack Brian
Jon Gries ... Brian Brian (as Jonathan Gries)
Clayton Landey ... Boomer Brian
Pat Anderson ... Billie Sue
Gene Blakely Gene Blakely ... Merchant
Henry Kendrick ... Lawyer (as Henry Max Kendrick)
Grizzly Green Grizzly Green ... Luke (as Grizley Green)
Roy Gunsberg Roy Gunsberg ... Jasper (as Roy Gunzberg)
Austin Judson Austin Judson ... Henry


Ben Sunday, a long-in-the-tooth gunfighter forms an uneasy alliance with a Catholic nun. The single-minded sister wants to erect a sanctuary for a group of Apache orphans. Ben Sunday picks an ideal spot, right in the center of town, the local saloon and "bawdy house". Written by jeffman52001

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Release Date:

8 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Schwester Dulcinas 1-Dollar-Coup See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This was the last production made by QM Productions. By this time, company founder Quinn Martin had been out of the picture for five years, having sold his company to Taft Broadcasting, who made him sign a non-compete clause. See more »

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An Old Gunfighter With A Few New Tricks
7 May 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Borrowing heavily from True Grit and Rooster Cogburn and the Over the Hill gang movies, Robert Preston is old time gunfighter Ben Sunday hired out by a nun to escort some Indian orphans to a town with a soon to be infamous name of Columbine. Sister Patty Duke Astin is going to take over an old church and start a school there.

Bad enough she's defying her own church priest Father Jacques Aubuchon in undertaking the journey. He'd just as soon see the army take care of these children of the recently hostile. But the good sister finds when she gets to Columbine, the abandoned church has been taken over by another gunfighter Christopher Lloyd who now runs a saloon there. That ain't sacramental wine he's serving either.

Of course true to the cowboy code of Hollywood, Preston just can't let this situation stand.

September Gun is pretty dependent on the considerable charms of Robert Preston and they are considerable. Preston has some nice chemistry with young actor David Knell who is his nephew and who he's teaching the gunfighting business with the emphasis on staying alive by whatever means available.

If this had been a bigger budgeted film, I could see Clint Eastwood or a few years before, John Wayne, playing this part in a theatrically released film. Still September Gun will entertain and satisfy fans of the western genre.

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