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      Dollar for the Dead

      TV-14 1998 1 hr. 36 min. Western List
      Reviews 21% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A mystery man (William Forsythe) helps a Badlands cowboy (Emilio Estevez) seek a stash of gold while eluding a vengeful rancher (Howie Long). Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Esrevez's Third & Final Western (So Far), Is A Tribute To The Spaghetti Western Genre. A Man With No Name Uses His Gunslinging Skills To Defend Victims Of Ruthless Bandits. He Is Entrusted With The Secret Of Highly Sought After Untold Treasures. The Basic Plot Has Been Done Before, A Clear Tribute To Spaghetti Westerns As 5 Are Quite Clearly Referenced (A Fistful Of Dollars, Django, The Good The Bad And The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In The West, The Wild Bunch & Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid). A Terrible Tiresome Film Which Rips Off Rather Than Pays Tribute To Some Of The Greatest Westerns Ever Made. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Obvious homage to the spaghetti western and of course Mr Leone's work with Mr Eastwood but this made for TV film is really quite absurd and daft. Using Estevez for his 'Young Guns' fame was a neat move as he looks good as someone you wouldn't think of as a butch heroic sharp shooter but that's where it ends. For some reason Quintano decided to go over the top with his shooting scenes and blend the classic gunman approach with slow motion and ridiculous stunts much in the vein as John Woo. What you get is a reasonable western at times with sequences of hilariously bad and impossibly stupid stunts which show Estevez's character to be an invincible flying ninja who has eyes in his arse as he doesn't even have to look where he shooting. Its all a bit hokey, looks cheap and has Howie Long as a bad guy, nuff said. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member its a disappointment.... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member like a sergio leone film but with more action and not so boring. stars emilio estevez of young guns fame Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Quand le real d'Alarme Fatale fait un "tribute to Sergio Leone" en telefilm... Et bien c'est plutot sympa ! Le film est bien rythme (malgre une derniere partie un peu mollassonne), les personnages sont sympa, quelques repliques font mouches, les gunfights sont assez fun et la musique a quelques relents de Morricone. Bonne petite surprise ! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Aaah silly, funny and almost like in the old days. I like it! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ed Travis Cinapse A clear homage to the works of Sergio Leone, right down to the nameless hero, squinty-eyed standoffs, and reverent score, the film this is most akin to, however, is Sam Raimi's The Quick And The Dead. Nov 2, 2018 Full Review Pete Vonder Haar Film Threat A dollar is more than Estevez deserved for this Rated: 1/5 Oct 22, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 11, 2005 Full Review Brian Webster Apollo Guide A tiresome film. Rated: 45/100 Sep 24, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A mystery man (William Forsythe) helps a Badlands cowboy (Emilio Estevez) seek a stash of gold while eluding a vengeful rancher (Howie Long).
      Director
      Gene Quintano
      Executive Producer
      Stanley M. Brooks
      Screenwriter
      Gene Quintano
      Production Co
      Once Upon a Time Films, Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematograficas S.A., Endemol Entertainment
      Rating
      TV-14 (V|L)
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Dec 6, 2012