The Quick and the Dead details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Pat Hingle, Sharon Stone, Lance Henriksen, Russell Crowe, Kevin Conway, Gene Hackman, Roberts Blossom, Gary Sinise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobin Bell, G|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Wild Westerns|
The Quick and the Dead
|1hr 40 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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TOP MOVIE !!!By a customer from GLASGOW , 16 Nov 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Director Sam Raimi brings his trademark comic book-influenced visual panache to this post-modern Western. Sharon Stone stars as Ellen, a mysterious female gunslinger who arrives in the frontier hamlet of Redemption for a contest pitting quick-draw artists against each other. The event is the brainchild of Redemption's evil, corrupt mayor, Herod (Gene Hackman), a criminal who has taken over the town and charges a 50% tax on local businesses. The pot for Herod's deadly game has swollen, attracting numerous colorful gunfighters from around the territory. As each battle thins the ranks of players, the pasts of several participants are revealed. Ellen is seeking revenge on Herod for a heinous past injustice. The fast-talking braggart known as 'The Kid' (Leonardo DiCaprio) may in fact be Herod's son. The pacifist Reverend Cort (Russell Crowe), who refuses to participate in the bloodshed, is the fastest draw in the West and a former colleague of Herod's. After several spectacular slayings, Ellen and Herod stage a final showdown, but not before he has made her an unexpected proposal. The Quick and the Dead (1995) is dedicated to veteran Western actor Woody Strode, who appears in a cameo as Redemption's coffin maker, his final performance.
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Every western cliche in oneBy a customer , 19 Aug 2013Clint Eastwood in female form. That's the story. Well-known names but could only have been in it for the money as the storyline is poor, the acting just OK, the characters pretty much out of every western you have ever seen. Watch it just to tick it off your list
What a waste!By Jotizer (5 reviews) , 16 Aug 2013Great cast and some pretty good acting but all wasted as the story is absolutely bonkers. Worth a watch if you have nothing else to do or want something that is not particularly challenging.
quick deadBy b-movie (161 reviews) from Cardigan , 13 Jul 2013many actors in this film , but im a Russell crowe fan. so i enjoyed this film cos he was in it! tho the other actors are good too. fast guns and action
Hits and MissesBy LiamKincaid (62 reviews) from Cambridge , 26 Apr 2013This film had it's moments. There were some good performances from a variety of talented actors, particularly some supporting actors. Gene Hackman does menacing, in the only the way he can. The film suffers with some drawbacks. Sharon Stone as the central character doesn't feel like she fits the role. I also found her backstory to be a bit uninvolving. The gun-fights were great, but between scenes it seemed like they were padded out. A good popcorn bit of entertainment (if you like that thing). It can be over the top and short on drama in places. For some they may find that to be a benefit. For me, the result was I felt like the film was about 45 minutes too long.
Silly Western, Okay in PlacesBy tf510 (32 reviews) , 24 Dec 2012Rather silly western with a lacklustre performance from a miscast leading lady. It works well enough visually but - surprisingly, given the scenario - fails entirely to generate any tension. Gene Hackman gives another great Gene Hackman performance and Leonardo diCaprio looks very, very young.
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