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The Quick and the Dead

A woman seeks revenge in a deadly quick-draw tournament in a lawless town.


Why watch this film?

Sam Raimi (director of the 'Spider-Man' trilogy and 'The Evil Dead') builds in 'The Quick and the Dead' a spaghetti western endowed with visual mannerisms, style and dynamism. Incorporating his own style, he subverts a very worn out genre and puts it in new clothing, thus delivering a fun and unique western. The tone that permeates the film is a light suspense, almost cartoonish, which has fun with its resolutions and plays with the expectations of the viewer. It is also interesting to highlight the great cast that makes up the film, which includes young Leonardo DiCaprio and Sharon Stone at the beginning of their careers.



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Plot summary

A mysterious young woman rides into the lawless town of Redemption to settle an old score that has haunted her since she was a child. She becomes swept up in a deadly quick-draw tournament and, in order to win her revenge, must compete in a contest in which gun slingers from all over put their lives on the line for fame and fortune.

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