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The Gunfighters (1987)

The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas, but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen.... See full summary »

Director:

Clay Borris

Writer:

Jim Byrnes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Art Hindle ... Cole Everett
Reiner Schöne ... Dutch Everett (as Reiner Schoene)
Anthony Addabbo ... Matt Everett (as Tony Addabbo)
George Kennedy ... Deke Turner
Michael Kane Michael Kane ... Gov. Hornbeck
Lori Hallier ... Sally Wells
Howard Kruschke Howard Kruschke ... Jake Morant
Francis Damberger Francis Damberger ... Sam Martin
Beverley Hendry Beverley Hendry ... Kate Burrows (as Beverly Hendry)
Wendell Smith Wendell Smith ... Sheriff Burrows
Moira Walley-Beckett ... Lorna (as Moira Wally)
Dale Wilson ... Coburn
Bill Meilen Bill Meilen ... Bennett
Bryan Fustukian Bryan Fustukian ... Henry
Eric Allan Kramer ... Luke Collins (as Eric Kramer)
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The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas, but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen. The younger brother's hero is Billy the Kid, and while during an argument with someone who works for Turner, he kills him in self-defense, but Turner makes it appear that he killed an unarmed man. He is then urged by his brother to run. When he is caught and is about to be brought back to Kansas to be hanged, his brother and cousin break him out, and now pegged as outlaws, they decide to get back at Turner by robbing him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forajidos See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jeff King Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Will Sampson. See more »

Goofs

The sign for the Marshal's office is misspelled Marshall. See more »

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
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Traditional
Heard when the Everetts first visit the saloon
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Two-bit, good-fer-nothing, oat-munchin, low-down, yella-bellied melodrama.
13 February 2004 | by garundaboinkSee all my reviews

Look at any western and you can tell when it was made. How? Simply look at the haircuts and judge when they were in style. Two of the protagonists in this movie have eighties-style hockey-hair, and the older protagonist has kept his hippie-days hair. That means the film was made in the eighties. The costumes and makeup are also terribly anachronistic with Matt wearing a Levi's low cut jean jacket and tight jeans and his old girlfriend wearing lip gloss. And is that Ronnie Hawkins singing a nauseating bluesy crossover country tune from the start of the film to the end? Did they sing like that in 1870 which this film is trying to depict? The story jumps from one melodrama to the next, bouncing from a power hungry evil villain stopping honest cowpunchers from watering their cattle, to a bar fight with whips, to a self-defense killing, to stage-coach robbing, to train robbing, to jail-train breaks, to... well, when the three are assisting a birth for a hapless woman on a runaway stagecoach you get the feeling you are watching a combination of ER and the Titanic, with horses floating around in the background. One asks when they might resort to yelling "Code Blue, Ranch Shack Six, Stat" with the jiggle-cam jumping to odd corners of the room at violent jerky angles. Everything in this movie was done before, in several genres! Like Sam Goldwyn said, "Gimme some new cliches." I must find a hobby. One which requires the usage of glue and unusable DVD's. It would be a better way to spend my time.


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