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The Shootist (1976)  link to The Shootist on IMDb  

Number: 173

poster The Shootist

IMDb Rating:
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7.7/10 (18028 votes)

Country: USA, 100 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Western, Romance

Director(s): Don Siegel

John Books an aging gunfighter goes to see a doctor he knows for a second opinion after another doctor told him he has a cancer which is terminal. The doctor confirms what the other said. He says Books has a month maybe two left. He takes a room in the boarding house and the son of the woman who runs it recognizes him and tells his mother who he is. She doesn't like his kind but when he tells her of his condition, she empathizes. Her son wants him to teach him how to use a gun. Books tries to tell him that killing is not something he wants to live with. Books, not wanting to go through the agony of dying from cancer, tries to find a quicker way to go.


photo John Wayne John Wayne J.B. Books
photo Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall Bond Rogers
photo Ron Howard Ron Howard Gillom Rogers
photo James Stewart James Stewart Dr. Hostetler
photo Richard Boone Richard Boone Sweeney

Medium: Unknown,

Location: c1p32

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1