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The Shootist (1976)
PG
100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.
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Director
Writers
Glendon Swarthout (novel) | Miles Hood Swarthout (screenplay) | Scott Hale (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Production Designer
Robert F. Boyle (as Robert Boyle)
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Release date
Jul 21, 1976 (United States)

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35 cast members
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John Wayne
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Lauren Bacall
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Ron Howard
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James Stewart
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Richard Boone
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Hugh O'Brian
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Harry Morgan
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Sheree North
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Rick Lenz
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Gregg Palmer
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Alfred Dennis
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Dick Winslow
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Melody Thomas Scott
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Kathleen O'Malley
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Jack Berle
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Johnny Crawford
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Chuck Dawson
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George Dunn
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Duke Fishman
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Christopher George
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Jonathan Goldsmith
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Leo Gordon
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Charles G. Martin
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Jim Michael
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Ernesto Molinari
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Ricky Nelson
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James Nolan
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Raymond
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Henry Slate
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Bob Steele
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Ralph Volkie
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John Zimeas
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7.6 / 10 | 24,393 votes