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The Quick and the Dead Details

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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. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:February 10, 1995

Cast

Sharon Stone
as Ellen
Gene Hackman
as Herod
Russell Crowe
as Cort
Leonardo DiCaprio
as Kid
Tobin Bell
as Dog Kelly
Lance Henriksen
as Ace Hanlon
Francine Maisler
Jerry Swindall
Roberts Blossom
as Doc Wallace
Kevin Conway
as Eugene Dred
Keith David
as Sgt. Cantrell
Pat Hingle
as Horace the Bartender
Gary Sinise
as Marshall
Mark Boone, Jr.
as Scars
Olivia Burnette
as Katie
Fay Masterson
as Mattie Silk
Raynor Scheine
as Ratsy
Scott Spiegel
as Gold Teeth Man
Sven Ole Thorsen
as Gutzon
Josef Rainer
as Virgil Sparks
Scott Ryder
as Gunfighter
Bruce Campbell
as Wedding Shemp (cut out)
Mike Stone
as Counselor
Mick Garris
as Young Herod's Man
Oliver Dear
as Young Herod's Man
Woody Strode
as Charlie Moonlight
Greg Goossen
as Young Herod's Man
Jonothon Gill
as Spotted Horse
Olivia Burnette
as Katie
Jonothon Gill
as Spotted Horse
Keith David
as Sgt. Cantrell
Gary Sinise
as Marshall
Bruce Campbell
as Wedding Shemp (cut out)
Roberts Blossom
as Doc Wallace
Greg Goossen
as Young Herod's Man
Woody Strode
as Charlie Moonlight
Josef Rainer
as Virgil Sparks
Mick Garris
as Young Herod's Man
Kevin Conway
as Eugene Dred
Mark Boone, Jr.
as Scars
Mike Stone
as Counselor
Oliver Dear
as Young Herod's Man
Scott Ryder
as Gunfighter
Fay Masterson
as Mattie Silk
Pat Hingle
as Horace the Bartender
Sven Ole Thorsen
as Gutzon
Raynor Scheine
as Ratsy
Scott Spiegel
as Gold Teeth Man

Crew

Sam Raimi
Director
Patrick Markey
Producer
Allen Shapiro
Producer
Joshua Donen
Producer
John Sayles
Screenwriter
Simon Moore
Screenwriter
Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Pietro Scalia
Editor
Patrick Markey
Production Designer
Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Production Designer
Steven A. Saklad
Art Director
Sharon Stone
Co-producer
Chuck Binder
Co-producer
Toby Jaffe
Executive Producer
Hilton Rosemarin
Set Designer
Judianna Makovsky
Costume Designer
Francine Maisler
Casting
Stanley Brossette
Unit Publicist
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