The Quick and the Dead Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lance Henriksen, Pat Hingle, Gary Sinise, Keith David

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Sharon Stone is the daughter of an ex-sheriff who watched her father die unjustly. Now she seeks revenge on the man who put her father to death(Gene Hackman). To become close to her enemy she signs up for the gun competition he has planned.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Becky Mann

THE QUICK AND THE DEAD is a movie directed by Sam Raimi in 1995.

Sharon Stone arrives in a small town lost in the prairie with only one thought in mind: to get rid of Gene Hackman, a retired killer who literally owns the town. Hackman has organized a gunfighting competition between the fastest guns in the region and Sharon registers as soon as she's in town, hoping to defy the mean Gene.

Between two gunfights, flashbacks inform us that Sharon's Stone father, a U.S. Marshall, was killed in front of her daughter by Gene Hackman some 20 years before.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   hunting down outlaws

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   cowboy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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