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Draw! (1984)

In the final days of the Old West, a former desperado faces down a now drunken ex-sheriff, who was his long time nemesis.


Stanley Mann
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Harry H. Holland aka Handsome Harry Holland
James Coburn ... Sam Starret
Alexandra Bastedo ... Bess, Harry's Girlfriend in Bell City / member of acting troupe
Graham Jarvis ... Deputy Wally Blodgett
Derek McGrath ... Reggie Bell
Jason Michas ... Moses, young town boy
Len Birman ... Ephraim
Maurice Brand Maurice Brand ... Mr. Gibson
Graham McPherson Graham McPherson ... Eugene Lippert, Editor Bell City Gazette
Vladimír Valenta Vladimír Valenta ... Mordecai Hurwitz, General Store
Linda Sorensen ... Teresa
Gerard Parkes ... Circuit Judge Fawcett
Richard Donat ... Sheriff Harmon
Frank Adamson ... Lenny, Bartender Bell's Saloon
Stuart Gillard ... Doctor West


In the dying days of the Old West, ex-outlaw Handsome Harry Holland is released from prison an old man. Barely recognizable, he heads to Bell City where he only interests children amazed at his gun handling skills. Holland goes for a drink at the saloon where four men are playing cards. One of them , Reggie Bell, is the no good son of the town boss. Reggie is cheating at poker as usual but no one dares speak. Holland joins the game and wins all of Reggie's money who gives an IOU to Holland. Holland tries to cash the IOU at the bank but the corrupt sheriff orders him out of town, at Reggie's orders. Undeterred, Holland forces the bank teller to honor Reggie's IOU but the sheriff prevents him from leaving town with the money. The sheriff draws on Holland who kills him in self-defense. Wounded by the deputies, Holland runs in the local hotel. A stand-off ensues, with Holland stuck in the hotel and the deputies unable to get him. Holland refuses to surrender to a fair trial. In his room, ... Written by nufs68

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Two great men of action in one great new motion picture.


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Kirk Douglas' last western film. See more »


When Bess is performing Shakespeare for Harry, she indicates that the scene is from "Macbeth". It's actually from "The Winter's Tale". See more »


Harry H. Holland aka Handsome Harry Holland: Now my old man used to say, "When you see a whole lot of people gathered together, lead them in song... or stay the hell away from them!"
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Entertaining 1980s western.
24 September 2018 | by Michael-Davis-817-170955See all my reviews

I recall watching this western on HBO in the mid 1980's. Kirk Douglas and James Coburn are likable as an old outlaw and former peacekeeper. This was an entertaining western from the 1980's. No, it's not a classic western, and despite the horrific acting by Derek McGrath as Reggie (and whoever played the mayor) it was fun nonetheless.

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Release Date:

15 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Draw See more »

Filming Locations:

Drumheller, Alberta, Canada See more »


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$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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