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Gunfighter's Moon (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Romance | May 1997 (Sweden)
A notorious gunfighter returns to his ex-wife, who only wants him to save her sheriff husband from being killed by gunmen out to free his condemned prisoner.

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Larry Ferguson

Writer:

Larry Ferguson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Henriksen ... Frank Morgan
Kay Lenz ... Linda Yarnell
David McIlwraith David McIlwraith ... Jordan Yarnell
Nikki Deloach ... Kristen Yarnell (as Nikki DeLoach)
Ivan Sergei ... Spud Walker
James Victor ... Juan Acosta
Brent Stait ... Walt Shannon
Yareli Arizmendi ... Rosa
Matthew Walker ... Doc Debney
Walter Marsh ... Old Harry
Kevin McNulty ... Mayor Petersen
Alex Diakun ... Reverend Clinton
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Judge Tomlin (as Ken Camroux)
Barney O'Sullivan Barney O'Sullivan ... Howard
John Payne ... Bartender Tom
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Storyline

Henrickson plays Frank Morgan, a notorious and feared gunfighter that has lived his life on the run. His face and eyes reveal a man that has been very much hardened by that life. We quickly learn, however, that there is still passion inside. Upon receiving a telegram from Linda, an old lover (played by Kay Lenz), requesting his presence, he abandons his woman, mounts his horse and rides to Linda without giving it a second thought. Upon arrival, he learns that Linda is now happily married to the owner of the local general store. The only vestige of her past that remains is a daughter, who Frank is surprised to learn is his. The daughter, of course, does not know about Frank. Linda, not wanting her to know that her father was a notorious gunfighter has given her a fictional father that died a hero's death at the First Battle of Bull Run. Frank quickly learns that Linda's reason for calling for him has nothing to do with romantic feelings. She wants him to protect her husband. It seems ... Written by Dave Gan <longbow@bigfoot.com>

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Calling Frank Morgan a Gunfighter is Like Calling The Desert Dry! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for gunfighting | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1997 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A mesterlövész visszatér See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Production Co:

Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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This is "Harley" the dog's first and only film. See more »

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When Kristen pesters Morgan to show her how he shoots, Morgan's pistol fires sixteen shots. It only has chambers for six cartridges. For safety, usually only five chambers were loaded. See more »

Quotes

Frank Morgan: How many you say?
Juan Acosta: Three Senor.
Frank Morgan: [barely walking because of the pain from his previous gun wound] Alright. Damn...
Juan Acosta: Are you gonna make it?
Frank Morgan: When they come out in the street, they will try to be as far apart as they can. I'll take Shannon and one close by. And you take the closes one to you.
Juan Acosta: Closes... one?
Frank Morgan: If Shannon is the closes one , I will take him. And the one next to him. Listen, don't hesitate. For Christ sakes. When I drop this rifle, you cut the bastard in half. Don't let me be out there, ...
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Outstanding surprise
25 July 2000 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

Q. How to add yet another Western to the world's vast library of movies that is both: (one) not completely predictable and (two) shamelessly plays up to Western hero stereotypes?

A. Gunfighter's Moon.

I loved everything about this movie and hope to find a widescreen version of it someday if such a thing exists. Although I have only seen this movie on pay movie channels, I was very impressed by the quality of the sound. Guns exploded. And (specially in the screen where the hero "kidnaps" the beautiful girl) the gallop of each horse pounded like thunder!

I hope everyone who sees this movie finds enjoyment.


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