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The Quick And The Dead

R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
A mysterious woman gunslinger, Ellen (Sharon Stone), saunters into the town of Redemption looking for revenge. Her father was killed by the town's sadistic mayor, Herod (Gene Hackman), who is in the midst of organizing a quick-draw tournament. The lady enters, joining a cast of miscreants and outlaws for a brutal competition in which the loser dies. Among the competitors is "The Kid" (Leonardo DiCaprio), an upstart who has his own score to settle with Herod.

Cast: Sharon Stone , Gene Hackman , Russell Crowe , Leonardo DiCaprio , Tobin Bell , Roberts Blossom , Kevin Conway , Keith David

Director: Sam Raimi

Genres: Western

Distributor: Columbia Tristar, TriStar Pictures

The Quick And The Dead (1995)

Release Date: February 10th, 1995|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Quick and the Dead plays like a crazed compilation of highlights from famous westerns. Raimi finds the right look but misses the heartbeat. You leave the film dazed instead of dazzled, as if an expert marksman had drawn his gun only to shoot himself in the foot. show more

  • Yet all this work, all this skill, serve as little more than an elaborate setting for a rhinestone. At its core there is no passion, no sincerity of conception, nothing that might have made The Quick and the Dead into anything more than moment-to-moment stimulation. You get lots of clothes here, but no emperor. Or rather, no empress. show more

  • Ms. Stone. She alternates between two expressions here: sullen, and aghast. Then again, if you were listed on the credits as the co-producer of this violently dull piece of shlock, you'd look that way, too. [16 Feb 1995, p.A12] show more

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  • January 08, 2015 cliffordbroxton
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    This is my favorite western..great cast..great characters, revenge story, just fun to watch.

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