The Shootist


The Shootist

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John Wayne

J.B.Books aka John Bernard Books

Lauren Bacall

Bond Rogers

Ron Howard

Gillom Rogers

James Stewart

Dr. E.W. Hostetler


John Bernard Books, a gunfighter approaching his 58th birthday, finds that he has rectal cancer and two months to live. He takes a room with Bond Rogers and her son, Gillom, to wait until death comes. Of course, his very presence starts off events in the town. The Marshal comes, prepared to die in a shootout, Gillom tries to idolize him, Bond first is disgusted and then pities him. Then, realizing that he will die in great pain, he comes up with an idea to go out with a bang.

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The Shootist15 September 2013

Good movie, sometimes slow (as most westerns are), but still worth to see.

Tuff Tofu




Another Heck of a ...31 August 2013

Great movie by the Duke, the Great American Hero ...!





The Quintessential Western24 October 2012

I always wondered what happens to old gunfighters... Now I know! As gritty as it gets.

Tuff Tofu




This was a very....03 April 2012

Sentimental movie for me--John Wayne, my hero pasted away three years after filming this film from stomach cancer. I would imagine how honored Ron Howard must be to have been in this film with him. As my "American Hero" ... "He acted, he lived, and he walked the talk." Yet with all his glory... more





Thanks for that comment good to know.14 February 2012

Thanks for that comment good to know.

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Thanks19 January 2012

Thanks for commenting, helps us to know if we should check it out.





thanks for the comment21 July 2011

good to know





John Wayne08 April 2011

I liked the movie because it was a John Wayne and you have to like it. It's John Wayne! But no it wasn't his best.

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