Sharon Stone stars as Ellen, a beautiful gunslinger with a cloudy past. She arrives in the town of Redemption with a bone to pick, namely with one John Herod (Gene Hackman, BONNIE AND CLYDE, THE ROYAL TENNENBAUMS), with whom she shares a shady history. Ellen signs up for the annual quick-draw contest, which awards $230,000 to the winner, but her real motivation is revenge. Raimi incorporates beautiful photography and camerawork, and surprising new twists to the familiar spaghetti Western tropes, breathing new life into the genre.
Sharon Stone - American actress, BASIC INSTINCT (1992)
Pat Hingle - American Actor
Gary Sinise - American Actor/Director
Gene Hackman - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Eugene Alder - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Sam Raimi - Director, EVIL DEAD
Leonardo DiCaprio - American actor, TITANIC (1997), THE AVIATOR, GANGS OF NEW YO
Leonardo Di Caprio - American actor, TITANIC (1997), THE AVIATOR, GANGS OF NEW YO
Kevin Conway - American Character Actor
Russell Crowe - Australian Actor, GLADIATOR (2000)
Roberts Blossom - American Actor
Lance Henriksen - American character actor, Bishop of ALIEN series/Millennium
Lance Hendrickson - American character actor, Bishop of ALIEN series/Millennium
Lance Henricksen - American character actor, Bishop of ALIEN series/Millennium
A young woman seeks to avenge her father's death at the annual gunfighter's tournament in the ghostly town called Redemption, where an outlaw named Herod rules with a brutal, calculating precision. The film is set on the town's one dusty street as one fighter after another is fatally eliminated from the ranks until only two fighters remain: the young woman, and Herod, her father's killer.
Color by Technicolor on location in Tucson, Arizona. SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound). The film is dedicated to actor Woody Strode who died after filming. The special effects firm of Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger Efx Group, Inc. is made up of Robert Kurtzman, Gregory Nicotero, and Howard Berger. Additional credits: Gary Jay (camera operator); Monty Rowan (2nd unit camera operator); Kathleen Driscoll (casting associate). Special Effects: Joe Ramsey (foreman); Andrew Sebok, Jack Davis (2nd unit). Jerry Swindall played the Blind Boy. Copyright 1995 TriStar JSB Productions Inc. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Notably bizarre effects and superb surround-stereo..." - 02/10/1995 USA Today, p.1D
"...Raimi's tasy homage to spaghetti-Western maestro Sergio Leone -- spiced with Raimi's offbeat humor -- goes down pretty easily..." - 08/18/1995 Entertainment Weekly, p.64
"...DiCaprio has fun..." - 02/13/1995 Variety
"...Ms. Stone's presence nicely underscores the genre-bending tactics of Sam Raimi..." - 02/10/1995 New York Times, p.C8