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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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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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Budget:

$14,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$101,157,447 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Clint Eastwood in a 2000 interview, Gene Hackman was very concerned about how they were going to show the violence in the movie, owing to the rising gun violence in American cities. Eastwood assured Hackman that the film wouldn't glorify gun violence. See more »

Goofs

English Bob takes his beating from Little Bill, on "Independence day" (July 4). A few days later Little Bill dishes out another beating to Will Munny and then days after that, Munny is recovering in a shack/barn where there is snow outside. Since the fictional town of "Big Whiskey" is most likely located in the East high plains section of Wyoming near Laramie, as opposed to the mountain ranges and Indian reservations in the Western part of Wyoming in the 1880s, the average temperature in July is between 85-95 degrees. Even in the highest mountain plains accumulated snowfall would be nearly unheard of in early to mid July. Also there is much rain in the film, and July is the driest month in Wyoming. See more »

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[first lines]
Quick Mike: Dammit! Come a-running, lad!
Delilah Fitzgerald: Stop it!
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Claudia's Song
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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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