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Last Man Standing (1996)

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A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Smith
... Sheriff Ed Galt
... Joe Monday
... Hickey
... Doyle
... Felina
... Fredo Strozzi
... Lucy Kolinski
... Giorgio Carmonte
... Capt. Tom Pickett
... Jack McCool
... Deputy Bob
... Wanda
... Finn
... Comandante Ramirez
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Storyline

John Smith is an amoral gunslinger in the days of Prohibition. On the lam from his latest (unspecified) exploits, he happens upon the town of Jericho, Texas. Actually, calling Jericho a town would be too generous--it has become more like a ghost town, since two warring gangs have 'driven off all the decent folk.' Smith sees this as an opportunity to play both sides off against each other, earning himself a nice piece of change as a hired gun. Despite his strictly avowed mercenary intentions, he finds himself risking his life for his, albeit skewed, sense of honor.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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If you lived in this town, you'd be dead by now. See more »


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Rated R for pervasive strong violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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20 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$67,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,010,331, 22 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,200,000
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Trivia

When Sheriff Galt is driving Smith and Joe out to Slim's Roadhouse to watch Doyle's mob massacre the Strossi mob, you can see that there is a bullet hole in Galt's windshield. In a scene that was filmed but cut, there was a longer speech from Galt than what is shown in the movie. Originally, after Joe helped pull Smith out of his hiding spot, Smith tracked down Galt and took his gun. He then forced Galt to drive him out to the roadhouse. During the drive, and Galt's speech during the trip, he made a smart ass remark to Smith who then shot at Galt from the back seat, hitting the windshield. While this part was cut in the film, it is included in the movie tie-in novel. See more »

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When Hickey is shot towards the end of the movie, the wire pulling him to fall to the ground is visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Smith: It's a funny thing. No matter how low you sink there's still a right and wrong. You always end up choosing. You go one way so you can try to live with yourself. You go the other, you'd still be walkin' around, but you're dead and you don't even know it.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1996 (1997) See more »

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You Got To Reap What You Sow
Written by Leory Carr
Performed by Ry Cooder
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It's very orange
11 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is a bit of an oddity. A remake of a remake, the story is so obvious you are never surprised by events, but the gunfights are pretty entertaining and Christopher Walken's turn as the husky baddie Hickey is suitably menacing. Also the fact that the attractive brunette has a completely pointless scene where she is topless in front of the mirror is a bonus. :) The camera work is stylish and the discordant guitar riffage of Mr.Ry Cooder is superb, the pace is slow but not sluggish and you can almost feel the heat and dust. This film is good but not great. Er... that's it.


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