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    The Shootist

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    The Shootist (1976)

    Run time1h40m
    Directed byDon Siegel
    Written byGlendon Swarthout, Miles Hood Swarthout
    CompanyParamount PicturesParamount PicturesParamount Pictures
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    J.B. Books (John Wayne, in his final film role) is an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who comes to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. Renting a room from widowed Bond Rogers (Lauren Bacall) and her son Gillom (Ron Howard), Books is confronted by several people of questionable motives, including a man seeking to avenge his brother's death and a few who are looking to profit from Books' notoriety. Not wanting to die a quiet, painful death, Books devises a plan to go out with a bang.



    John Wayne
    Lauren Bacall
    Ron Howard
    James Stewart
    Richard Boone
    Hugh O'Brian
    Harry Morgan
    Sheree North
    Scatman Crothers
    Christopher George
    Ricky Nelson
    + MORE

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