The Shootist

The Shootist (1976)

He's got to face a gunfight once more to live up to his legend once more. To win just one more time.

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Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow and her son.However, it is not Brooks' fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.

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  • John Wayne

    as John Bernard Books
  • Lauren Bacall

    as Bond Rogers
  • Ron Howard

    as Gillom Rogers
  • James Stewart

    as Dr. E.W. Hostetler
  • Richard Boone

    as Mike Sweeney
  • Hugh O'Brian

    as Jack Pulford
  • Bill McKinney

    as Cobb
  • Harry Morgan

    as Marshall Walter Thibido
  • John Carradine

    as Hezekiah Beckum
  • Sheree North

    as Serepta
  • Rick Lenz

    as Dan Dobkins
  • Scatman Crothers

    as Moses
  • Gregg Palmer

    as Burly man
  • Alfred Dennis

    as Barber
  • Melody Thomas Scott

    as Girl on Streetcar
  • Kathleen O'Malley

    as School Teacher
  • Johnny Crawford

    as Books' Victim in Flashback
  • Leo Gordon

    as Books' Victim in Flashback
  • Dick Winslow

    as Streetcar Driver
Camera Bruce Surtees Director of Photography
Art Robert F. Boyle Production Design
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Directing Don Siegel Director
Production William Self Producer
Editing Douglas Stewart Editor
Writing Glendon Swarthout Novel
Writing Miles Hood Swarthout Screenplay
Writing Scott Hale Screenplay
Production Mike Frankovich Producer