The Quick and the Dead


1h 33m 1987

Brief Synopsis

A movie about Eastern settlers in Wyoming in the 1870s who are helped by a mysterious stranger to fend off the attack of a violent gang. Duncan McKaskel, a peaceful man who has mellowed after his days as a soldier, and Susanna, his wife and the mother of their 12-year-old son Tom, travel in a covered wagon to Wyoming, where they hope to start a cattle business. A dangerous gang of men begin to stalk them, and they are made aware of their predicament by Con Vallian, a charismatic stranger and a skilled survivor, who is pursuing a member of the gang.

Duncan is uncomfortable by Con's persistent presence, and resents Con's violence. Susanna finds herself drawn to the attractive stranger. Tom even finds himself drawn into the conflict, as he compares the gunman's style to his father's. The fate of the McKaskel family becomes linked with Con's as they fight for their survival.

Film Details

Also Known As
Quick and the Dead
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Western
Adaptation
Release Date
1987
Production Company
HBO Films; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Hbo Entertainment; Moviecam; National Park Services; Us Department Of The Interior
Location
Sedona, Arizona, USA; Hart's Prairie, Arizona, USA; Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

A movie about Eastern settlers in Wyoming in the 1870s who are helped by a mysterious stranger to fend off the attack of a violent gang. Duncan McKaskel, a peaceful man who has mellowed after his days as a soldier, and Susanna, his wife and the mother of their 12-year-old son Tom, travel in a covered wagon to Wyoming, where they hope to start a cattle business. A dangerous gang of men begin to stalk them, and they are made aware of their predicament by Con Vallian, a charismatic stranger and a skilled survivor, who is pursuing a member of the gang.

Duncan is uncomfortable by Con's persistent presence, and resents Con's violence. Susanna finds herself drawn to the attractive stranger. Tom even finds himself drawn into the conflict, as he compares the gunman's style to his father's. The fate of the McKaskel family becomes linked with Con's as they fight for their survival.

Crew

Karen Asano-myers

Hair Stylist

James Lee Barrett

Screenwriter

Luster Bayless

Costumes

Madeline Bell

Assistant Production Coordinator

John Bergman

Construction Coordinator

Josh Bleibtreu

Assistant Camera Operator

Danny Briggs

Transportation Captain

Dick Bush

Director Of Photography

Scott Buttfield

Gaffer

Ken Carter

Photography

Ken Carter

Photography

Joseph Cates

Executive Producer

Phillip Cates

Producer

Roz Chumsky

Production Associate

Hiel Cleghorn

Other

Edward F Collins

Best Boy

Jim Combs

Foreman

Patrick Conley

Location Manager

Skip Cosper

Assistant Director

George Craig

Music Editor

A Rosalind Crew

Set Decorator

Richard Dior

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Steve Dorff

Music

An Dragavon

Office Assistant

Christine Drake

Other

Nancy Erger

Art Assistant

Jack Fitzstephens

Sound Editor

Jay Freund

Editor

Dan Gearhart

Makeup

Ed Giovanni

Assistant Camera Operator

Eleanor Goldstein

Assistant Sound Editor

Mark Green

Other

Annette Haywood-carter

Script Supervisor

Nancy Henkle

Assistant Director

Rodney Allen Hooks

Assistant Director

Steve Humphrey

Driver

Hardy James

Key Grip

Joanna Jiminez

Assistant Sound Editor

Chester Kaczenski

Production Designer

Heidi Kaczenski

Costume Supervisor

Dave Kemp

Dolly Grip

William Klinger

Special Effects Foreman

Fred Koevary

Negative Cutter

Lynn Kressel

Casting

Louis L'amour

Source Material (From Novel)

Diane Langone

Production Auditor

Doug Leonard

Art Director

Michael Lilly

Set Costumer

Carey Lindley

Sound Mixer

Joe Loemax

Wrangler

Jim Ludas

Props Assistant

Ed Lyons

Production

Jim Marett

Driver

Chuck Mason

Other

Kenny Mason

Driver

Harry Mccrory

Driver

Jeffrey Meyer

Wrangler

Kenny Meyers

Makeup Artist

Linda H Miller

Production Auditor

Al Nahmias

Sound Editor

Andrew Natale

Craft Service

John Overacker

Other

Kevin Pike

Special Effects Supervisor

Tim Pogdler

Dolly Grip

Marilyn Poucher

Makeup Artist

Pam Racklewicz

Boom Operator

Corky Randall

Other

Angelo Russo

Color Timer

Dick Rust

Driver

Scott Sampson

Camera

Peter Schindler

Production Manager

Rick Senteno

Grip

R L Tolbert

Stunt Coordinator

Bill Tozer

Property Master

Henry Travers

Driver

David Van Taylor

Apprentice

Lois Walker

Production Coordinator

Greg Webb

Titles

Barbara Weiss

Costume Designer

Moses Weitzman

Effects Coordinator

Richard Wicklund

Other

Christine P Williams

Assistant Editor

Wayne Williams

Transportation Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Quick and the Dead
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Western
Adaptation
Release Date
1987
Production Company
HBO Films; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Hbo Entertainment; Moviecam; National Park Services; Us Department Of The Interior
Location
Sedona, Arizona, USA; Hart's Prairie, Arizona, USA; Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States February 28, 1987