Shootist

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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. ...
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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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Special Features

Closed Caption; Exclusive cast & crew interviews; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929303069
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,774

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
Johnny Crawford Books' victim in flashback
Christopher George Books' victim in flashback
Leo Gordon Books' victim in flashback
Rick Lenz Sam Dobkins
Harry Morgan Marshall Thibido
Eric Hilliard Nelson Books' fellow lawman in flashback
Gregg Palmer Burly Man
Melody Thomas Girl on Streetcar
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
Alfred J. Overton 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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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Shootist
   The Shootist: Chapters
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Shootist

    When you hear John Wayne, you think Cowboy, Western, Shoot-em-up, funny. This movie fills all of this.

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    Posted March 16, 2009

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