The Shootist

The Shootist

DVD - 2001
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A terminally ill gunfighter seeks to retire quietly but is embroiled in one last battle.

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Onewhoissaved
Apr 09, 2018

John Wayne had already lost a whole lung 22 years before this movie. The dialog where he has to directly admit and proclaim his cancer is painful to listen to. I can't imagine what he was feeling inside. Wayne had previously made movies with his costars James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Richard Boone. Watching people displaying happiness at the prospect of another's impending demise is the worst of human condition. The only issue I had with this movie was accepting that 68-year-old Wayne could physically dive over the bar to avoid being shot.

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cameronhood40
May 26, 2017

The Duke was the best that ever was and the best that ever will be.

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COURIER3
Dec 12, 2015

Seen this years ago. Excellent,
with great supporting cast. Was the Duke's last movie.!!!!!!!

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JackPurcell
May 18, 2015

I've added this to my 'Worn out gunfighters' list.

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garycornell
Feb 11, 2015

"The Shootist" allows an aging John Wayne to put in another fine western performance. The story is about an aging gunfighter with cancer. This is something John Wayne at the end of his career actually fought himself. He had it for seven years before it took him from us. He certainly stands tall dealing with it in his own film. He bring along James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Harry Morgan, Hugh O'Brien, Richard Boone, Sherri North, Scat Man Crothers (who is especially outstanding) and Ron Howard. "The Shootist" is the last John Wayne movie, but I think you will enjoy seeing him with such a fine cast one last time!

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petercorell
Dec 10, 2014

The "Shootist" was John Wayne's last movie. He deserved a great movie to end his career and he was rewarded with the wonderful script of "The Shootist". John Wayne put so much of himself into his characters. Here he plays an aging gunfighter, but he still has the courage for another gunfight. He was a remarkable actor and deserves the legendary status given to him. You can fondly watch a great actor do his last picture and be very proud of his accomplishments!

ChampionMDR Sep 07, 2014

John Wayne goes out in style - he dies with his boots on ...
This is by no means a great film, but it does have very heart felt performances by Wayne, Bacall, Howard; and an excellent supporting cast of Jimmy Stewart, Harry Morgan, Hugh O'Brien, Richard Boone. Good flick.

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Jrichson Feb 12, 2015

Excellent contemporary saga of the Old West, portrayed with perfection by Wayne in his last hurrah. Past his prime, his bigger than life screen presence as 'the Duke' still very much evident in this tear-jerker, part-shoot 'em up also showcasing an adult little Opie (Ron Howard) before his stint as Richie Cunningham on "Happy Days" and Lauren Bacall.

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