More Dead Than Alive

Synopsis: When the multiple murderer Cain is released from prison after 18 years, he wants to settle down as a rancher and never touch a gun again. But his former life haunts him; not only that nobody wants to give him a job, some villains also want to pay him back. So he has to accept the offer of showman Ruffalo to perform as "Killer Cain" in his traveling shooting show. However after 18 years without practice even Ruffalo's young assistant Billy shoots better than Cain.
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): Robert Sparr
Production: United Artists
101 min

Betcha never thought

you'd see that again, did you, Cain?

No, I...

I never did.

I won it in a poker game.

I heard you were gettin' out and...

Well, I hoped

that our paths might cross.

I figured you might be lookin' for a job.

Well, I am, mister, but...

Not Mr. Butt, Mr. Ruffalo.

Dan Ruffalo.

Listen, Cain,

I have a proposition for you.

If your proposition involves this,

I ain't interested.

Oh, now, don't be so hasty, man.

I think you might like

what I have to say. Sit down.

- Have a little drink?

- Yeah.

I know how tough it is

for guys like you to find a job.

It's a shame folks feel the way they do

about people who've served a little time,

but, well, it's a fact.

And I might help you.

What do you mean?

Well, I've got a pretty good

little business drummed up

in this here territory.

You can hear that.

Billy and me,

we make pretty good money.

And the work ain't hard and...

Well, I kinda figured you might have

a hankering to... join up with us.

What do you need me for?

Well, you know, I kinda figured

that folks might enjoy seeing Killer...

There, you see?

I almost said Killer Cain,

well, damn it all, I did say it.

Killer Cain.

I think people might really have

something to talk about if they could...

Well, if they could see you...

...using this notched Colt of yours.

Yeah, I see what you mean, but...

No, thanks.

I know you mean well,

but I just ain't interested.

There's good money in it.

I just don't want to be

around guns, mister.

I think you can understand why.

Well, what do you figure

on doing then?

Oh, I don't know, I...

I'll find work.

Cain, listen to me.

The West is...

a lot different than it was back in '73,

when you were part of it.

A whole lot different.

The railroad and the telegraph,

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George Schenck

George Schenck is an American screenwriter. His credits include Futureworld, the TV-movie The Phantom of Hollywood and numerous episodes of NCIS. Schenck became an executive producer during NCIS season nine. As of October 4, 2016, Schenck had written 43 episodes of NCIS. Schenck and Frank Cardea were named co-showrunners in October 2016 following the death of Gary Glasberg. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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