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The Shootist 1976

The Shootist

Year: 1976

Directors: Don Siegel

Genres: Drama,Western

Countries: USA

Votes: 7435

Rating: 7.70

Cast: Bond Rogers: Lauren Bacall; Moses Brown: Scatman Crothers; Jack Pulford: Hugh O’Brian; Gillom Rogers: Ron Howard; Dr. E.W. Hostetler: James Stewart; J.B.Books aka John Bernard Books: John Wayne; Burly man: Gregg Palmer; Hezekiah Beckum: John Carradine; Mike Sweeney: Richard Boone; Serepta: Sheree North; Jay Cobb: Bill McKinney; Carson City Marshal Walter Thibido: Harry Morgan; Barber: Alfred Dennis; Dan Dobkins: Rick Lenz; Streetcar driver: Dick Winslow

Taglines: He’s got to face a gunfight once more to live up to his legend once more. To win just one more time.

Storyline: John Bernard Books, a gunfighter approaching his 58th birthday, finds that he has rectal cancer and two months to live. He takes a room with Bond Rogers and her son, Gillom, to wait until death comes. Of course, his very presence starts off events in the town. The Marshal comes, prepared to die in a shootout, Gillom tries to idolize him, Bond first is disgusted and then pities him. Then, realizing that he will die in great pain, he comes up with an idea to go out with a bang.

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