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The Quick and the Dead (1987)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 28 February 1987
A mysterious stranger rides into a homesteading family's life when they are attacked by a ruthless gang.

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Louis L'Amour (novel), James Lee Barrett (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sam Elliott ... Con Vallian
Tom Conti ... Duncan McKaskel
Kate Capshaw ... Susanna McKaskel
Kenny Morrison Kenny Morrison ... Tom McKaskel
Matt Clark ... Doc Shabitt
Patrick Kilpatrick ... The Ute
Jerry Potter Jerry Potter ... Red Hayle
Billy Streater Billy Streater ... Ike Mantle
Del Shores ... Purdy Mantle
R.L. Tolbert R.L. Tolbert ... Johnny Dobbs
Jeffrey Meyer Jeffrey Meyer ... Butcher McCloud (as Jeffrey M. Meyer)
Kurt D. Lott ... Lenny Shabitt
Hardy Rawls ... Joy the Blacksmith
Larry Sellers ... Running Wolf
Bill Stedman Bill Stedman ... Bartender
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Storyline

Duncan and Susanna McKaskel are a young married couple travelling to the West with their son, hoping to start a new life. Along the way, they stop in a small town where they meet a gang of bandits led by Doc Shabitt. After Duncan unintentionally angers the gang, he and Susanna flee the town, but Shabitt leads his men in pursuit of revenge. A mysterious stranger by the name of Con Vallian soon begins helping the family as they try to find a new home and protects them from Shabitt's gang. Written by John Hitchcock

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Shot in the Coconino National Forest in Arizona, where The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977) was also filmed. See more »

Goofs

A log cabin in the mountain wilderness in the late 1870s would not have had glass panes in the windows. See more »

Quotes

Con Vallian: Shoot to kill. Wounds don't impress them. They've all been shot before.
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Sam Elliot at his best
21 May 1999 | by Grandlk.See all my reviews

This is a medium key film with a solid story line. You have to admire the economy with which HBO produced this film. Only about a dozen actors ever appear and most of them are gone by film's end. The pacing isn't fast but it's sure. Elliot moves through the phases of mysterious stranger to family friend and a logical fashion. Likewise Conti and Capshaw progress from greenhorns to being a self reliant family unit.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Quick and the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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