The Quick and the Dead (1987) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sam Elliott, Kate Capshaw, Tom Conti

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Sam Elliott stars as Con Vallian, the hero of Louis L'Amour's The Quick and the Dead. Con, a tough product of the old west, drifts into a wayside "town", following a half-breed who has just joined up with a nefarious group of killers and thieves. From the opposite direction a conastoga wagon appears with a man, (Tom Conti), his wife, (Kate Capshaw) and their young son.
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The travelers quickly realize that this is not a good place to be and drive on. The thieves begin to plot against the family and Con Vallian must help the family if they are to survive.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 60%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   traveling across the west

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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