Ellen, an unknown female gunslinger rides into a small, dingy and depressing prairie town with a secret as to her reason for showing up. Shortly after her arrival, a local preacher, Cort, is thrown through the saloon doors while townfolk are signing up for a gun competition. The pot is a huge sum of money and the only rule: that you follow the rules of the man that set up the contest, Herod. Herod is also the owner, leader, and "ruler" of the town. Seems he's arranged this little gun-show-off so that the preacher (who use to be an outlaw and rode with Herod) will have to fight again. Cort refuses to ever use a gun to kill again and Herod, acknowledging Cort as one of the best, is determined to alter this line of thinking ... even if it gets someone killed ...Written by
Ellen's tiny gun is called a knuckle-duster. It's made to also be used as brass knuckles. See more »
When Ellen has her gun first fight, it happens at 7 p.m. Given the period the movie was set (1800s), it is way too bright for 7 p.m. There was no daylight savings time and no matter what time of year it was, it was too bright for 7 p.m. See more »
Am I fast, or is Sweden just a very small place? Tell me now!
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A sex scene between Ellen (Sharon Stone) and Cort (Russell Crowe) was shot, but Stone and director Sam Raimi decided that it wasn't a necessary part of the story. The scene was not included in the American release of the film, but international versions do include it. See more »
Un Mexicano En El Norte
Written by Demetrio Farias
Performed by El Mariachi Tepalcatepec De Michoacan
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Shocking!! This movie is actually good!
Think there's no way that a movie with Sharon Stone playing cowgirl can be good? Yep, that was my first impression, too. But Raimi actually pulls it off. The acting (Hackman, Crowe, and even Dicrapio) is top notch and fits the story well. And there are plenty of other great actors with small parts. And it's really cool how you get to know just enough about each character to make them interesting before... well, they get dead. See this movie, if not for the cool characters, for the amazing camera shots that Raimi comes up with.
8.5 out of 10
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