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The Master Gunfighter (1975)

An outnumbered swordsman/gunfighter tries to prevent wealthy landowners from annihilating local Indians.

Director:

Tom Laughlin (as Frank Laughlin)

Writer:

Tom Laughlin (as Harold Lapland)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Laughlin ... Finley
Ron O'Neal ... Paulo
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Jacques
Geo Anne Sosa Geo Anne Sosa ... Chorika
Barbara Carrera ... Eula
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Maltese
Hector Elias ... Juan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Andronica James Andronica ... Abel
Richard Angarola ... Don Santiago
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... McDonald
Patti Clifton Patti Clifton
Doug Jinks Doug Jinks ... Cowboy ruffian
Mike Lane ... Frewen
Burgess Meredith ... Narrator (voice)
Carmencristina Moreno Carmencristina Moreno
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Storyline

An outnumbered swordsman/gunfighter tries to prevent wealthy landowners from annihilating local Indians.

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Taglines:

He Fought Like an Army, and Lived Like a Legend.

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El pistolero See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Sur, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Billy Jack Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film begins with the words "Billy Jack Rights Presents" appearing on the screen. This relates to Tom Laughlin and Delores Taylor's production company, Billy Jack Enterprises. After the prologue narration, it is followed two minutes later by "Billy Jack Enterprises Presents", which starts the opening credits. Neither means this film is in the "Billy Jack" series of movies. See more »

Connections

Remake of Goyokin (1969) See more »

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This was made between Billy Jack 2 and 3, but the character is pretty much the same
1 April 2006 | by cyberianSee all my reviews

Tom Laughlin didn't have to stretch much for this role, to be sure, but as the previous poster said, Barbara Carrera alone is worth the price of admission. If you liked the Billy Jack flicks, you'll undoubtedly like this as well. If you like westerns, you'll like this too. It's a pretty solid performance, and Laughlin is surrounded by a good cast. This movie also has considerably higher production values than the first Billy Jack pictures. This is particularly noticeable in the cinematography, as well as the set design. One would suspect this is because by the time this was made, Laughlin was beginning to enjoy some degree of success and fame due to the buzz generated by the two previous Billy Jack installments.


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