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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry H. Holland aka Handsome Harry Holland
... Sam Starret
... Bess, Harry's Girlfriend in Bell City / member of acting troupe
... Deputy Wally Blodgett
... Reggie Bell
Jason Michas ... Moses, young town boy
Len Birman ... Ephraim
Maurice Brand ... Mr. Gibson
Graham McPherson ... Eugene Lippert, Editor Bell City Gazette
Vladimír Valenta ... Mordecai Hurwitz, General Store
... Teresa
... Circuit Judge Fawcett
... Sheriff Harmon
... Lenny, Bartender Bell's Saloon
... Doctor West
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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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15 July 1984 (USA)  »

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$4,200,000 (estimated)
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James Coburn took over from an ailing Burt Lancaster See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, Handsome Harry shoots a hole in his hat to give the kid a scare. He comments that it is his only hat. In the rest of the movie, that same hat does not have a hole in it. See more »

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Harry H. Holland aka Handsome Harry Holland: Well, there's two things in this world you got to be careful of, son, and that's where you put your trust and who you choose as your friends.
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Cute western!
13 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

In this cute western, Kirk Douglas plays an ex-con recently released from prison. He tries to start over in a small town, but once the townspeople recognize him, they try to run him out of town. Early on, he gets shot, and no one lifts a finger to help him. It's actually a pretty sad scene, but keep watching, because it gets much better! He holes himself up in an old hotel and takes the beautiful Alexandra Bastedo hostage-but she doesn't really mind. . .

I couldn't understand why one of the running gags in the movie was making cracks about Kirk Douglas's age; this was not a "old guys still got it" role. He shoots at bad guys, hops around in action scenes, struts around in his underwear, and has a sex scene! And he looked just fine to me. In fact, one of my favorite scenes in the movie is one of his dialogues with Alexandra Bastedo. They're in a bedroom, and after some seductive banter, he unbuttons his pants and walks slowly across the room to her. Finally, he breaks the silence by sticking his middle finger through a hole in his pants and asking, "Can you sew?" Too funny! What more could a girl want?

Draw! was an unexpected treat when I rented it; I found it much more enjoyable than the average western. It's funny, charming, suspenseful, and romantic. A great choice for your next movie night, for fans and non-fans of the western genre. For a fun double feature, rent Dirty Dingus Magee as well!


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