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The Quick and the Dead Details


Director [[Performer~P107427~Sam Raimi~samraimi]] brings his trademark comic book-influenced visual panache to this post-modern Western. [[Performer~P68496~Sharon Stone~sharonstone]] 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 ([[Performer~P29486~Gene Hackman~genehackman]]), 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" ([[Performer~P18926~Leonardo DiCaprio~leonardodicaprio]]) may in fact be Herod's son. The pacifist Reverend Cort ([[Performer~P15959~Russell Crowe~russellcrowe]]), 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 [[Performer~P68719~Woody Strode~woodystrode]], who appears in a cameo as Redemption's coffin maker, his final performance. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:February 10, 1995


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


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