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Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992)

Retired Marshal Matt Dillon tracks Arizona rustlers and lands in the middle of the 1880s Pleasant Valley War.

Director:

Jerry Jameson

Writer:

Earl W. Wallace
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Pat Hingle ... Col. Tucker
Amy Stoch ... Beth Dillon (as Amy Stock-Poynton)
Matt Mulhern ... Will McCall
Jason Lively ... Rusty Dover
Joseph Bottoms ... Tommy Graham
Morgan Woodward ... Sheriff Abel Rose
Mills Watson ... The Horse Trader
James Booth ... Zack The Preacher
Amanda Wyss ... Lizzie Tewksbury
Jim Beaver ... Deputy Willie Rudd
Herman Poppe ... John Tewksbury
Ken Swofford ... Charlie Tewksbury
Don Collier ... Sheriff Tom, Tombstone
Ed Adams Ed Adams ... Billy Wilson
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Retired Marshal Matt Dillon tracks Arizona rustlers and lands in the middle of the 1880s Pleasant Valley War.

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Matt Dillon is back! And teams up with his spirited daughter to battle a bloody range war.

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Western

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In this television movie, Pat Hingle portrayed Colonel Tucker, but during the run of the television series, he played the recurring character of Dr. John Chapman in a total of six episodes. While it was common for actors to play more than one character over the course of the long-running series, it is surprising that an actor who played only one character in multiple episodes would suddenly play someone else here. See more »

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Follows Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

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The third of the five television movies
12 August 2018 | by kenstallings-65346See all my reviews

The most significant reality is that this is the third of five television movies in which James Arness portrayed Matt Dillon.

The script is fair and the acting is good. The main weakness of the movie is that it needlessly tried to inject itself in the historical narrative of the infamous Pleasant Valley Range Wars, which took place in Arizona territory from 1882-1892. Considered the bloodiest range war in American history, between 30 to 35 people were killed in it.

Extreme artistic liberties were taken with regard to the integration, including liberal substitution of even the names of the primary people who were part of the actual events. Frankly, it would have been far better to simply depict an entirely fictional range war as the background, and then allow the Dillon narrative to play its course.

There is a small degree of linkage between this movie and The Last Apache, which aired a bit over a year earlier. In the end, there is no poignant historical tie-in, and while the acting and production are good, one is left with the sense that it could have been better.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajuste de Contas See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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