• The Shootist (2002)

The Shootist

Release Date: August 9th, 2002

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2001

PG |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

J.B. Books (John Wayne, in his final film role) is an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who comes to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. Renting a room from widowed Bond Rogers (Lauren Bacall) and her son Gillom (Ron Howard), Books is confronted by several people of questionable motives, including a man seeking to avenge his brother's death and a few who are looking to profit from Books' notoriety. Not wanting to die a quiet, painful death, Books devises a plan to go out with a bang.

Cast: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart, Ron Howard, Richard Boone, Hugh O'Brian, Harry Morgan, Rick Lenz

Director: Don Siegel

Genres: Western

Production Co: Dino De Laurentiis Productions

Keywords: Son , Quest , Gritty , Rivalry , Death , Moving , Revenge


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Art Direction