The Quick & The Dead
THE QUICK & THE DEAD (15)
D: Sam Raimi
Columbia Tristar (Joshua Donen, Allen Shapiro & Patrick Markey)
W: Simon Moore
DP: Dante Spinotti
Ed: Pietro Scalia
Mus: Alan Silvestri
PD: Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Gene Hackman (John Herod), Sharon Stone (Ellen), Leonardo DiCaprio (Fee Herod), Russell Crowe (Cort), Tobin Bell (Dog Kelly), Lance Henriksen (Ace Hanlon), Pat Hingle (Horace)
In a small western town, a psychotic killer organises a gunfighting competition in which the winner is the last man alive. However, a mysterious vengeful woman visits with the intention of participating.
Clearly influenced by Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western trilogy, The Quick & The Dead is well enough made, with competent performances, but doesn't do much else to keep the genre alive.