The Quick and the Dead is a 1995 feature film directed by Sam Raimi . The filming period lasted from November 21, 1993 to February 27, 1994.
|Fast and dead|
|The quick and the dead|
|Producer||Joshua Donen |
Sharon Stone (co-producer)
|In the main|
|Sharon Stone |
|Duration||107 minutes (international version) |
103 minutes (american version)
|Budget||32 million dollars|
John Herod, a gangster, a tyrant and a great shooter, once in his youth by force seized the mayor’s post in the small town of Atonement. Now the “Atonement” is a beggarly city where Herod and his bandits are atrocious, ruthlessly robbing citizens. Herod invites all shooters of the Wild West to try their luck in the duel tournament he organized for a prize of $ 123,000 .
The competition is played on the one-on-one Olympic system - at the beginning of the tournament, the winner is the survivor who has survived after shots on his feet, starting from the middle of the tournament. Among the 16 participants: the illegitimate son of Herod “Baby”, the mysterious female shooter “Lady” Ellen, the serial killer “Ace” Hanlon, the Indian Carpet Horse, killer Klay Cantrell, the Scar killer who escaped from prison, bandits Kelly and Firgil Sparks, pedophile Eugene Dred, Sweden champion Mr. Gatson and others. In addition, Herod forces him to participate in the tournament, the priest Cort, with whom he has long-standing accounts, and also enters into a bloody competition.
By the end of the tournament, almost all the participants were killed, only Cort and Herod remain. Herod is ready for a duel, but at the last moment she breaks down. Ellen, who allegedly died in a duel (her death was simulated by a local doctor, a blind boy and Cort), detonates the mayor’s institutions with dynamite and destroys Herod’s gang. Ellen had long dreamed of taking revenge on Herod - many years ago, when she was a girl, he made her shoot the noose in order to free her father from hanging, but Ellen missed and hit him in the head. There is a final duel between Ellen and Herod.
Ellen achieves his goal: she kills Herod, the city is freed from the tyrant and his gang. The winner was not revealed, no one got a cash prize. Ellen rides away from the city on her horse, leaving Corte the star of Federal Marshal, who once belonged to her father.
List of Duels
- “Baby” vs. Gatson (injured). (draw, duel at 12-00, the start of the competition)
- Speckled Horse vs. Montonya (wounded). (draw, duel at 13-00)
- Eugene Dred vs. Simp (killed). (draw, duel at 14-00)
- Clay Cantrell vs. Firgil Sparks (injured). (draw, duel at 15-00)
- Scar vs. Red (killed). (draw, duel at 16-00)
- Court vs. Foy (injured). (Foy challenged, duel at 17-00)
- Herod vs. "Ace" Hanlon (killed). (the challenge was cast by Herod, a duel at 18-00)
- Ellen vs. Dog Kelly (injured). (Kelly challenged, duel at 19-00)
- Herod vs. Klay Cantrell (killed). (Herod challenged; second day of competition; change of rules by Herod - all fights until the death of one of the rivals)
- “Baby” vs. "Scar" (killed). (draw)
- Ellen vs. Eugene Dred (killed). (the duel was unofficial, the call was thrown by Ellen, not agreed on time)
- Court vs. Speckled Horse (slain). (draw)
- Herod vs. "Baby" (killed). (“Baby” challenged to prove to his father that he was not a farmer, but a killer)
- Court vs. Ellen (re-enactment of the murder of Ellen). (draw by exception)
- Ellen vs. Herod (killed, challenged by Ellen). Change of the initial duel Cort - Herod (shooting only with his left hand, due to a damaged right at Cort).
- Sharon Stone - Ellen
- Gene Hackman - John Herod
- Leonardo DiCaprio - “Baby” Phi Herod ( born Fee Herod )
- Lance Henriksen - Ace Hanlon ( Ace Hanlon )
- Russell Crowe - Cort
- Gary Sinise - Marshal
- Scott Spiegel - Man with Golden Teeth
- Pat Hingle - Bar Owner
- Tobin Bell - Dog Kelly, Criminal
- Kevin Conway - Eugene Dred, "friend" of the Kid, local pedophile
- Keith David - Sergeant Cantrell
1996 - Best Actress ( Sharon Stone )