The Quick and the Dead

  • 15
  • Sam Raimi (1995)
  • US
  • 103 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

In this homage to the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, Evil Dead director Sam Raimi brings an overblown energy to every scene, as Sharon Stone rides, Clint Eastwood-style, into a town called Redemption to take part in a gunfighting competition presided over by evil Gene Hackman. The tale is as daft as they come, but the wacky proceedings gain interest thanks to the presence of Leonardo DiCaprio as the freshest-faced, prettiest gunslinger in town and a pre-stardom Russell Crowe as a laconic outlaw-turned-preacher.

Plot Summary

Western starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. Attracted by a lucrative gunfighting contest, sharpshooters flock to the town of Redemption. Among them is a mysterious stranger, Ellen, who appears to be more motivated by a vengeful grudge against the contest's organiser, the evil John Herod, than by financial gain.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ellen
Sharon Stone
John Herod
Gene Hackman
Cort
Russell Crowe
Kid
Leonardo DiCaprio
Dog Kelly
Tobin Bell
Doc Wallace
Roberts Blossom
Eugene Dred
Kevin Conway
Sgt Cantrell
Keith David
Ace Hanlon
Lance Henriksen
Marshall
Gary Sinise
Horace the bartender
Pat Hingle
Mattie Silk
Fay Masterson
Charlie Moonlight
Woody Strode
Scars
Mark Boone Junior
Katie
Olivia Burnette

Crew

Director
Sam Raimi

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and a sex scene.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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