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Unforgiven (1992)

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

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Storyline

The town of Big Whisky is full of normal people trying to lead quiet lives. Cowboys try to make a living. Sheriff 'Little Bill' tries to build a house and keep a heavy-handed order. The town whores just try to get by.Then a couple of cowboys cut up a whore. Dissatisfied with Bill's justice, the prostitutes put a bounty on the cowboys. The bounty attracts a young gun billing himself as 'The Schofield Kid', and aging killer William Munny. Munny reformed for his young wife, and has been raising crops and two children in peace. But his wife is gone. Farm life is hard. And Munny is no good at it. So he calls his old partner Ned, saddles his ornery nag, and rides off to kill one more time, blurring the lines between heroism and villainy, man and myth. Written by Charlie Ness

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It's a hell of a thing, killing a man

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Drama | Western

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Rated R for language, and violence, and for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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7 August 1992 (USA)  »

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The Cut Whore Killings  »

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Budget:

$14,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,018,007 (USA) (9 August 1992)

Gross:

$101,157,447 (USA)
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Trivia

Clint Eastwood asked Gene Hackman to model his character of Little Bill Daggett on then Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates. See more »

Goofs

Final shootout@1:54 - Munny walks into the bar, cocks the shotgun. 1:55 - he cocks it again, shoots the bartender, and cocks it again.

Also, the writer says you killed 5 men. One of them was the unarmed bar tender, so if he's counting him I guess the count is correct. The writer also says "When confronted by superior numbers an experienced gunfighter will always fire on the best shot first." but William shot the unarmed bartender first.

And when shooting Little Bill the second time William's rifle makes 4 sounds (back, forth, something, & something else) when being cocked, but when he kills the second guy on the way out there is no cocking, and before he says he's coming out it makes 3 sounds (back, forth, & something) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Quick Mike: Dammit! Come a-running, lad!
Delilah Fitzgerald: Stop it!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is caption reading, "Dedicated to Sergio and Don". This is a reference to late directors Sergio Leone (who directed Clint Eastwood in the Dollars trilogy) and Don Siegel (who directed Eastwood in Dirty Harry and Escape from Alcatraz). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge: Day 3 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Claudia's Song
Written by Clint Eastwood and Lennie Niehaus
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Eastwood at his finest.
18 December 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I just watched Unforgiven, and I would like to say as a younger film-buff, I appreciate the classics (such as this film), more than most new releases today. Unforgiven takes the sometimes mediocre western genre and introduces the moral questions of life. Eastwood and Freeman are brilliant together, and you can also see their vibrant yet melancholy energy also conveyed in the more recent Million Dollar Baby.

This film is definitely deserving of it's ranking in the top 250. Although I found the musical score at times a tad soppy, the startling settings will compensate for any loss in that part. As previous users have mentioned, the running time may seem arduous at first, but the gripping action interspersed throughout the film contrasted with the reflective traveling scenes will keep you engaged. 10/10.


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