The Quick and the Dead

The Quick and the Dead

Sam Raimi (1995)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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.


A mysterious female gunslinger arrives in the frontier town of Redemption to settle an old score, and to take part in a lethal quick-draw shooting contest set up by the corrupt and dictatorial sheriff. She finds an ally in a preacher, a former outlaw the sheriff tries to provoke into resuming his violent ways. Sam Raimi's Western, starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Sam Raimi
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing and a sex scene. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray