DVD 95 mins IMDB 7.6
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The Shootist [1976]
Paramount Home Entertainment (20/08/1976)
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Drama, Western
USA  /  English

John Wayne John Bernard Books
Lauren Bacall Bond Rogers
Ron Howard Gillom Rogers
James Stewart Dr. E.W. Hostetler
Richard Boone Mike Sweeney
Hugh O'Brian Jack Pulford
Bill McKinney Jay Cobb
Harry Morgan Carson City Marshal Walter Thibido
John Carradine Hezekiah Beckum
Sheree North Serepta
Scatman Crothers

Director Don Siegel
Producer M.J. Frankovich; William Self; Bill Self
Writer Glendon Swarthout; Scott Hale; Miles Swarthout

John Wayne's last film The Shootist could not have been more fitting; it's full of details that can't help but make one reflect upon his legacy in the movies and his life as a star. Wayne plays a career gunfighter in the autumn of his life, trying to hang up his pistols after he discovers he's dying of cancer. Boarding in the house of an attractive widow (Lauren Bacall) and her son (Ron Howard), Wayne's character opts for peace in his final days but is dogged by his reputation when a handful of killers seeks him out for a final fight. Howard is fine as a fatherless boy who needs the strong mentor the hero represents and James Stewart--who costarred with Wayne in the great Man Who Shot Liberty Valance--plays the doctor who gives the big man the bad news. Don Siegel (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) thoughtfully directs a very special and sensitive production. --Tom Keogh

Edition Details
Barcode 5014437833136
Region 2
Chapters 16
Release Date 06/06/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 1.78:1
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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