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A hardened American gunslinger is repeatedly thwarted in his attempts to mount a showdown in a friendly town in Canada where no one seems to understand or appreciate the brutal code of the American Wild West.

Director:

William Phillips
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Gross ... The Montana Kid
Sienna Guillory ... Jane Taylor
Dustin Milligan ... Corporal Jonathan Kent
Tyler Mane ... Jack
Callum Keith Rennie ... Ben Cutter
Graham Greene ... N'Kwala
Jay Brazeau ... Dr. Angus Schiffron
Michael Eklund ... Larry
Alex Zahara ... Jon
Jody Racicot ... Paul
Shawn Campbell Shawn Campbell ... Carl
Paul Coeur Paul Coeur ... Claude
Melody B. Choi ... Adell (as Melody Choi)
Tseng Chang ... Mr. Kwon
Laura Bertram ... Miss Alice
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Storyline

A quiet and peaceful community in the Dominion of Canada is shaken up by the arrival of a wounded and stinky gun-toting American cowboy, simply known as The Montana Kid, wanted for the alleged killing of seven men. A subsequent clarification reveals that his real name is Sean Rafferty, and he admits to killing, not seven, but eleven men. Things only get worse after Sean gets in the bad books of the local militia, and with armed bounty hunters hot on his trail, challenges the local unarmed blacksmith, Jack Smith, to a duel - wild west style! Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Fastest draw in the North... kinda.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Django Gunless See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 258,865 (Canada), 2 May 2010
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film is dedicated to "Hemshaw and Jasway who galloped valiantly in the service of the film". The horses Hemshaw and Jasway were killed by a freak lightening strike some weeks after filming was complete. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, after his horse wanders into town the Montana kid's hands are obviously bound. He asks the little girl to unbind his hands just before she untangles him from his horse, dumping him to the ground. Even though she doesn't untie his hands, the ropes are gone and his hands are free when he stands up. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Montana Kid: [hanging upside down from his horse] Do you, uh, speaky English?
Adell Kwon: [hands on hips] Do you?
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Crazy Credits

A selection of outtakes with Gross, Guillory and other cast members is featured during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of the Montana Kid
Written by Greg Keelor (as Keelor)/Jim Cuddy (as Cuddy)
Published by Thunder Hawk Music
Appears Courtesy of Warner Music Canada
Vocals, Guitar: Greg Keelor
Vocals: Jim Cuddy
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Props to Gross for this quirky Western from the north
1 May 2010 | by Samiam3See all my reviews

Well here is a first. I've never heard of a Canadian western. The idea may sound promising or risky. What it turns out to be is delightful, a bit amateurish, but fun.

The movie is played mostly for laughs. Paul Gross is terrific. To be honest, the guy feels like a cross between Bruce Campbell and Matt Dillon to be honest. Gunless is definitely not a traditional western, but like all the best ones it has a fiery showdown, throwing in some satire for good measure.

Western and Comedy don't often come together. I think Blazzing Saddles is the only one that ever tried, either that or the only one which succeeded, (well there is also Shanghai Noon). Gunless, though far from the humour of Mel Brooks, offers something fresh amongst all the mediocre/gimmicky pre summer features currently running. If it has managed to get theatrical release in your country (to all my non-Canadian readers), go see it, if not rent it when in comes out in a few months.


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