Shootist

Shootist

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Director: Don Siegel

Cast: Don Siegel, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard

     
 

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About ten minutes into The Shootist, Doctor Hostetler (James Stewart) tells aging Western gunfighter John Bernard Books (John Wayne), "You have a cancer." Knowing that his death will be painful and lingering, Books is determined to be shot in the line of "duty." In his remaining two months, Books settles scores with old enemies,See more details below

Overview

About ten minutes into The Shootist, Doctor Hostetler (James Stewart) tells aging Western gunfighter John Bernard Books (John Wayne), "You have a cancer." Knowing that his death will be painful and lingering, Books is determined to be shot in the line of "duty." In his remaining two months, Books settles scores with old enemies, including gambler Pulford (Hugh O'Brian) and Marshall Thibido (Harry Morgan) and reaches out to new friends, including a feisty widow (Lauren Bacall) and her hero-worshipping son (Ron Howard). Throughout the film, Books' imminent demise is compared with the decline of the West, as represented by the automobiles and streetcars that have begun to blight the main street of Books' hometown.

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John Wayne's last feature film appropriately revolved around the death of an iconic gunfighter and the end of the Old West itself. Like The Searchers (1956) before it, The Shootist explores the burdens of being a legend, a topic undoubtedly close to the actor. Director Don Siegel gives the film a gentle, sentimental touch -- somewhat surprising, given that he made his reputation on such violent, subversive films as Dirty Harry (1971) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Siegel downplays the film's potentially maudlin scenario, instead focusing on the strengths of the stellar cast, including Lauren Bacall, James Stewart, and Ron Howard. Despite Wayne's strong work in The Shootist, he and Siegel reportedly did not get along during the production.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929303069
Original Release:
1976
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
10,320

Special Features

Closed Caption; Exclusive cast & crew interviews; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne John Bernard Books
Lauren Bacall Bond Rogers
Ron Howard Gillom Rogers
Bill McKinney Cobb
James Stewart Dr. Hostetler
Richard Boone Sweeney
Hugh O'Brian Pulford
John Carradine Beckum
Sheree North Serepta
Scatman Crothers Moses
Alfred Dennis Barber
Dick Winslow Streetcar Driver
Kathleen O'Malley Schoolteacher
Harry Morgan Marshall Thibido
Rick Lenz Sam Dobkins
Gregg Palmer Burly Man
Melody Thomas Girl on Streetcar
Johnny Crawford Books' victim in flashback
Christopher George Books' victim in flashback
Leo Gordon Books' victim in flashback
Rick Nelson Books' fellow lawman in flashback

Technical Credits
Don Siegel Director
Luster Bayless Costumes/Costume Designer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Robert F. Boyle Production Designer
Joe Cavalier Asst. Director
Dino de Laurentiis Executive Producer
Mike J. Frankovich Producer
Les Fresholtz Sound/Sound Designer
David Grayson Makeup
Scott Hale Screenwriter
Richard J. Lawrence Art Director
Augie Lohman Special Effects
Moss Mabry Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Minkler Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Jeph Parker Set Decoration/Design
Arthur Piantadosi Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Self Producer
Douglas Stewart Editor
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Miles Hood Swarthout Screenwriter
Edna Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Shootist
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16

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