R | | Action, Drama, Romance
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Robert Duvall spent thirteen weeks filming this movie in Alberta, but apparently the experience was not to his liking. "I prefer not to work in Canada", the seventy-two-year-old actor groused. "I prefer to work in my own country. There are better actors down there. That's why they have to import so many actors for their Canadian productions." He insisted his next feature, Secondhand Lions (2003), co-starring British actor Sir Michael Caine, be shot in Texas. "I said I wasn't interested in shooting it in Canada."
Think she'll get over this-a-way?
Charley Waite: Might.
Boss Spearman: Best bed 'em down.
The building under construction on main street is being built using modern framing techniques and is built from modern, dimensional lumber. Buildings were mostly "post & beam" type back then and "rough cut" lumber was used for building construction well into the 20th century.
AMC version severely edits Butler's death. The sound of the gunshot that kills him is played at a lower volume, and the scenes of him falling back is sped up, so as to avoid showing the hole in his head from the shot.
$14,047,781 17 August 2003