The ShootistThe movie follows J.B. Books, an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who comes to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century to spend his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.
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Characters of "The Shootist"
Directors of "The Shootist"Don SiegelBirthdate: 26 October 1912, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Creators of "The Shootist"Glendon SwarthoutBirthdate: 8 April 1918, Pinckney, Michigan, USAMiles Hood SwarthoutBirthdate: 1 May 1946, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Shootist"EmanuelLevy.ComJanuary 13, 2007
John Wayne's very last film, an elegy for a dying cowboy, expresses the essence of his screen image, while borrowing elements from his own life.Capital Times (Madison, WI)January 19, 2006
That rare film where a star and an audience get to say goodbye to each other.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsSeptember 28, 2005
John Wayne's swan song is a touching tribute to the legendary star and the Western.Kansas City KansanNovember 01, 2004
Duke's last is valiant, underplayed western.Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)July 21, 2003
Effective swan-song for Wayne.Apollo GuideSeptember 11, 2001
A fitting and melancholy farewell to The Duke.Q Network Film DeskAugust 12, 2001
there is a sense of gravity to Wayne's presence on-screen that you won't find in any of his other moviesFilmcritic.comAugust 04, 2001
A true must-own
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