The Quick and the Dead

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Based on a novel by Louis L'Amour, this made-for-HBO western stars Sam Elliott, an enigmatic gunslinger who comes to the aid of a family traveling through the wilderness.
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Based on a novel by Louis L'Amour, this made-for-HBO western stars Sam Elliott, an enigmatic gunslinger who comes to the aid of a family traveling through the wilderness.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Robert Day
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2010
  • UPC: 883929143528
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,668

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Elliott Con Vallian
Tom Conti Duncan McKaskel
Kate Capshaw Susanna McKaskel
Kenny Morrison Tom McKaskel
Matt Clark Doc Shabitt
Stacy Keach
Patrick Kilpatrick The Ute
Kurt Lott Lenny Shabitt
Jerry Potter Red Hayle
Hardy Rawls Joy
Larry Sellers Running Wolf
Del Shores Purdy Mantle
Billy Streater Ike Mantle
R.L. Tolbert Johnny Dobbs
Technical Credits
Robert Day Director
James Lee Barrett Screenwriter
Dick Bush Cinematographer
Philip Cates Producer
Joe Cates Executive Producer
Steve Dorff Score Composer
Chester Kaczenski Production Designer
Barbara Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Quick and the Dead
1. Frontier Credits [2:30]
2. New Arrivals [5:53]
3. Me or Them [4:06]
4. My Horses [2:26]
5. Missing Quarries [4:44]
6. Damn Good Woman [3:39]
7. No Mercy [4:36]
8. Good Scare [4:01]
9. Red-Faced Red [3:24]
10. Kiss In the Night [1:52]
11. No Choice [1:35]
12. Special Ute [3:54]
13. Crazy Preacher [4:13]
14. Eye Contact [1:57]
15. Sticking Up For Pa [5:12]
16. A Sniper Strikes [2:58]
17. Tending the Wounded [3:12]
18. Finished [3:10]
19. Other People's Feelings [5:06]
20. New Home [5:51]
21. Telltale Boat [2:08]
22. "Then You'll Die" [2:42]
23. Watch Your Back [4:02]
24. Quite a Westerner [3:47]
25. End Credits [2:44]
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Disc #1 -- Quick and the Dead
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary By Robert Day
      TV Promo
      Cast & Crew
         Sam Elliott-Con Vallian
         Kate Capshaw-Susanna McKaskel
         Tom Conti-Duncan McKaskel
         Produced By Phillip Cates
         Teleplay By James Lee Barrett
         Based On the Novel By-Louis L'Amour
         Directed By Robert Day
      Spoken Languages
         Subtitles: Off
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2011

    Still my favorite Sam Elliott movie!

    I saw this movie when it first aired on HBO in the 80s. At the time, I'd never seen anything with Sam Elliott (yes, I missed out on "Lifeguard") but was instantly in love! Granted, the man as an actor tends to play it safe and stick to the same type character, emoting the same way no matter what part he plays. That being said, Sam just melts my buttery heart in this role as a lovable scoundrel yet savior. The sidelong way he looks at Kate Capshaw speaks volumes, and his lithe swagger and low, gravely voice make him one of the sexiest actors ever. (I love to listen to Dodge Ram commercials just to hear him speak!) Plus Sam can act while riding a horse, shooting, etc.--all that good cowboy stuff. Kate Capshaw and Tom Conti are very good in their respective roles too. The story is basic yet exciting, with flashes of humor and romance. Even if you're not much for westerns, this movie is definitely worth adding to your collection!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Movie

    I've seen this movie a number of times and still love it. There's just enough friction between the characters to keep you guessing as to what will happen between them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Entertainment

    I watched this movie on DVD and the family and I really liked it. Recommended.

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    Posted July 22, 2009

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