The Quick and the Dead

Synopsis: Ellen, an unknown female gunslinger rides into a small, dingy and depressing prairie town with a secret as to her reason for showing up. Shortly after her arrival, a local preacher, Cort, is thrown through the saloon doors while townfolk are signing up for a gun competition. The pot is a huge sum of money and the only rule: that you follow the rules of the man that set up the contest, Herod. Herod is also the owner, leader, and "ruler" of the town. Seems he's arranged this little gun-show-off so that the preacher (who use to be an outlaw and rode with Herod) will have to fight again. Cort refuses to ever use a gun to kill again and Herod, acknowledging Cort as one of the best, is determined to alter this line of thinking ... even if it gets someone killed ...
Director(s): Sam Raimi
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Do we have any other fighters?

Put my damn name up.

Scars! S-C-A-R-S.

Gene, you better start practising.

-I'm worth $3000 in four states.

-Anybody else?

Seventy-five offences

and no convictions.

My name's Fee, but...

...everyone calls me the Kid.


I'm so damn fast,

I can wake up at dawn...

...rob two banks, a train

and a stagecoach...

...shoot the tail feathers off

a duck's ass at 300 feet...

...and still be back in bed

before you wake up next to me.

-How you doing?

-Do we have any more fighters?

-Just fine.


Virgil Sparks. The pride of Texas.

Virgil Sparks joins the list.

Horace said you drink this.

You sure must wanna die young, miss.

I do now.

We got a lot of spaces here.

Let's fill them up, men.

-I'm gonna put my name up.

-Put my name up there.

Put my name up on this goddamn list.

-How many brave men do we have?

-There are 1 2 right now, Mr. Herod.

Thirteen, if you count Foy,

but he and Ratsy aren't back yet.

They'll be here.

Just running a little errand for me.

-Add my name to the list.


Yes, sir.

Get in there!

-We beat the hell out of him.

-Shit, he ain't nothing.

Hello, Cort.

I was beginning to worry you wouldn't

make it in time. It's been a while.

I hear you have a mission

down in Hermosillo.

Is that right?

You own a little piece of heaven?

Sunshine and cactus flowers...

...and you and the orphan children

praying for salvation.

We burned that mission down, sir,

just like you said.

All that work, Cort...

...those years of hard work...

...destroyed for no reason.

It must make you angry.

You used to be fast.

Are you still fast?

Don't l get an answer?

Have you taken a vow of silence?

I said, are you still fast?

Faster than you.

But l have renounced violence.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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