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Dead Man's Gun (1997)

A cursed revolver bedevils the lives of a variety of owners.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Narrator
John Ritter ... Harry McDonacle (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Teryl Rothery ... Ariadne (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Jay Brazeau ... Dobbs (segment "Great McDonacle, The")
April Telek ... Brittany (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Alf Humphreys ... Simon Grey (segment "The Great McDonacle") (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Annabel Kershaw ... Mary Grey (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Douglas Arthurs ... Angel Moralis (segment "Great McDonacle, The")
John 'Bear' Curtis ... Big Joe Silas (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Luc Corbeil Luc Corbeil ... Man (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Dean Wray ... Bob Meade (segment "The Great McDonacle")
French Tickner French Tickner ... James J. Peterson (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Brad Payne Brad Payne ... Blue-eyed boy (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Adrien Dorval ... Heckler (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Noah Heney Noah Heney ... Inebrieted heckler (segment "The Great McDonacle")


It is only a gun - not a common gun but its mystery is not the unusual manufacture but the fact that it is a dead man's gun. Three stories follow the fate of successive holders of this haunted weapon. The Great McDonacle is a second-rate trick shot artist; in his hands the gun cannot miss even the most difficult shots, but doesn't make him quite fast enough. Jack Fleetwood steals the gun from its sleeping owner; he can salt a mine with it and cheat an honest farmer by convincing him to buy this worthless mine, but the con man can be conned. Cole finds the gun on a skeleton; a fast draw becomes a reality, but tragedy comes to his brother. At the end, the gun is returned to the skeleton, waiting for its next victim. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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20 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Ryan Mallard makes the film.
7 May 2017 | by lpetterson-95858See all my reviews

I'm not sure who he is, or where he is now, but Ryan Mallard made this film what it was. I came into this film not knowing what to expect, needless to say, I was truly mesmerized by his on-screen performance. So raw, delicate, and simply beautiful. Truly brought this film from excellent to exceptional. I pray that his talent continues to be utilized in future films. I tip my hat to you, Mr. Mallard.

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