G | | Western
A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.
No U.S. distributor expressed any interest in the film. Nicholson sold the foreign rights to a French film producer, but the producer went bankrupt, and the print remained in bond at the Paris airport for almost two years. After "considerable legal maneuvering", Hellman and Nicholson were able to get the rights reverted to them. In 1968, Hellman managed to get the film theatrical showings in Paris, albeit without a distributor. According to Hellman, The Shooting was a sizeable arthouse hit and played for over a year in Paris.
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During the fight between Willett Gashade and Billy Spear a hat on the ground behind them alternates between being upside down and right side up from shot to shot.
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