Movie Narrative: Gunfighter (1999)

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            Gunfighter (1999) is rated PG-13.  Furthermore, it is 1 hour and 34 minutes long.  This movie is categorized under the western genre.  The official release date is March 16th, 1999.  The release date is for the Country of the United States of America.  The director was Christopher Coppola.  The writer was Christopher Coppola.  The officially recognized stars of Gunfighter (1999); were Robert Carradine, Martin Sheen and George Nix.  The list of the 15 most important cast members is as follows: 
  • Robert Carradine (The Kid).
  • Martin Sheen (The Stranger).
  • George Nix (Cowpoke at the Red Snake).
  • Dick Chaney (Cowpoke at the Red Snake).
  • James Laughlin (Cowpoke at the Red Snake).
  • Rick Haugh (Rusty the Barkeep).
  • Louis Schwiebert (Tex/The Man in Black).
  • Chris Lybbert (Hopalong Cassidy).
  • Pat Bourke (Red Connors, Bar 20 Rider).
  • Tom McDermott (Lanky Smith, Bar 20 Rider).
  • Adrienne Stout (Mary Meeker, Buck’s Niece).
  • Clu Gulager (Uncle Buck Peters, Owner Bar 20 Ranch).
  • Peter Ridet (Billy Floyd, Bar 20 Rider).
  • Tom Gulager (Jimmy, Bar 20 Rider).
  • Cliff Davis (Johnny, Bar 20 Rider).

            The synopsis follows.  Gunfighter (1999) is a western story, about a quest for revenge.  In contemporary times, The Kid arrives at an old bar.  The Kid is a professional musician, and, he is there to perform a music concert.  However, the old bar is empty, and, no one is there.  Unexpectedly, The Stranger enters the bar, and, he pours two drinks of liquor.  The Stranger slides one over to The Kid.  Furthermore, The Stranger asks The Kid, to sit at his table.  The Stranger proposes a deal, to The Kid.  The Stranger will tell The Kid a story, if, The Kid plays the guitar for him.  The Stranger tells the story of Hopalong Cassidy, and, the Bar 20 Riders.  The scene changes, and, it is the Old West Era of the U.S.A.  The Bar 20 is a cattle ranch.  The riders are the men who attend to the cattle, or, the cowboys.  Hopalong Cassidy is the best gunfighter, in the area.  Furthermore, he is famous for being tough, and, a good killer.  Hopalong Cassidy is an independent cowboy, but, he is associated with the Bar 20 Ranch.  The enemy is, a man named Tex (The Man in Black) and his men.  Tex and his men, are cattle rustlers or thieves.  One night, Tex and his men successfully execute an attack, on the Bar 20 Ranch.  During the attack the cattle are stolen, and, the ranch is set on fire.  Furthermore, Tex’s men kidnap Mary; the owner’s niece.  Uncle Buck is the owner of the Bar 20 Ranch, and, he was wounded during the attack.  Immediately after the attack ends, and in a wounded state, Uncle Buck sends a rider for Hopalong Cassidy.  Hopalong Cassidy and the rider return to the Bar 20 Ranch, and, Uncle Buck is doing fine and recovering.  However, Hopalong Cassidy and the Bar 20 Riders, vow revenge.  Furthermore, revenge becomes their quest.  Tex and his men are the targets of their revenge.  Ultimately, Hopalong Cassidy and Tex have one final confrontation.  Director, Christopher Coppola, unfortunately doesn’t do a good job.  There is a lot that is missing, from the cinematography.  As the writer, Christopher Coppola, does an equally bad job.  The writing has a lot that, is missing from it.  Regrettably, The Stranger character does a lot, of the heavy work.  The officially recognized stars contribute tremendously.  Special recognition is merited to Martin Sheen.  The Stranger character does a lot of the heavy work, for this movie.  Overall, Gunfighter (1999) earns the rating of 4 out of 10.
            The movie narrative of, Gunfighter (1999), is as follows.  In contemporary times, The Kid drives and arrives at an old bar.  The Kid steps on cow poop before entering the bar.  No one is inside the bar.  The Kid is a musician, and, he was scheduled to perform a music concert at this bar.  The Kid was going to be paid for the music concert.  The Kid walks around, and unexpectedly, the piano starts to play by itself.  The piano stops playing, and, The Stranger enters the bar.  The Stranger is an old man.  The Stranger pours two glasses of liquor.  He also slides one over, to The Kid.  The Stranger sits at a table.  Additionally, he tells The Kid that, he is here for the music concert.  The Kid says that, he drove a long distance, in order, to be paid for a music concert.  Furthermore, that he doesn’t expect to make a cent this night.  The Kid starts to leave, but, The Stranger stops him.  The Stranger invites The Kid to sit down, with him.  The Kid asks about The Stranger’s cowboy gloves.  The Stranger proposes a deal.  The Stranger will talk to the kid about the cowboy gloves, if, The Kid plays the guitar for him.  The Kid says that, he is a washed-up musician.  The Stranger starts to tell the story, of the cowboy gloves.  In the Old West Era, Tex (The Man in Black) arrives at a bar.  Tex drinks whisky, and, he notices a portrait of Hopalong Cassidy.  The bartender tells Tex that, Hopalong Cassidy is the best gunfighter in the area.  Tex remembers Hopalong Cassidy, because, he had a brief gunfight against him.  Tex lost the brief gunfight, interestingly enough.  Tex asks the bartender for directions, to the Bar 20 Ranch.  The bartender tells Tex the directions.  Tex shoots the portrait of Hopalong Cassidy, before he leaves.  Tex and his men leave.  At the Bar 20 Ranch, Bar 20 Riders attend to the cattle.  A Bar 20 Rider arrives with the mail.  Uncle Buck and Mary pass time inside the house.  Billy arrives with the mail.  Mary is Uncle Buck’s niece.  Mary has a romantic interest in, Hopalong Cassidy.  Uncle Buck re-assures Mary that, Hopalong Cassidy is interested in her.  The Bar 20 Riders arrive for dinner.  Uncle Buck receives good news in a letter.  This year, all of his cattle will be bought, at a high price.  Uncle Buck goes out to announce the good news.  Uncle Buck makes the announcement, and, the men celebrate.  Furthermore, Uncle Buck gives the men a raise in pay.  The Bar 20 Riders, attend to the cattle.  Unexpectedly, Tex (The Man in Black) approaches the area with his men.  It turns out that Tex, and his men, are cattle rustlers.  Tex and his men, plan an attack on the Bar 20 Ranch.  The Bar 20 Riders pass time together.  Additionally, they talk about Hopalong Cassidy.  Tex and his men finalize their plan of attack.  They also plan to kidnap Mary.  Tex and his men attack, shooting their guns.  The first Bar 20 Rider, is killed.  The cattle begin to stampede away, from the Bar 20 Ranch.  The Bar 20 Riders run outside, firing their weapons.  A full gunfight erupts.  Uncle Buck and Mary prepare to join the gunfight.  Unexpectedly, Tex’s men take the house.  Uncle Buck is wounded, and, Mary is kidnapped.  Tex’s men set fire to the Bar 20 Ranch.  Tex’s men leave, and, the gunfight ends.  Uncle Buck is taken out of the burning house.  Uncle Buck is wounded, but, he sends a rider to the Double Y Ranch.  He asks Billy (The Rider) to return with, Hopalong Cassidy.  Billy finds his horse and leaves.  The scene changes, and, The Stranger is telling the story to The Kid.  The Stranger asks to see, The Kid’s guitar.  The Kid plays a few notes, for The Stranger.  The Stranger continues telling the story, and, the scene changes.  Billy arrives at the Double Y.  At the Double Y, Hopalong Cassidy is given a horse, if, he can break the horse.  Hopalong Cassidy starts to break the horse.  Hopalong Cassidy successfully breaks the horse.  Hopalong Cassidy names the horse, Thunder.  Billy arrives, and, he tells Hopalong everything.  He also asks for horses, from the owner of the Double Y Ranch.  Billy and Hopalong Cassidy travel to the Bar 20 Ranch, with the extra horses.  Billy and Hopalong Cassidy return, to the Bar 20 Ranch.  Hopalong Cassidy promises Uncle Buck that, he’ll get revenge.  The men confirm that, they are ready for the fight.  Billy stays to guard the ranch, and, the men leave on a quest for revenge.  Tex’s men torment Mary; Uncle Buck’s niece.  Tex stops the torment, and, he lets Mary eat.  Mary asks Tex for Hopalong Cassidy.  Tex sends Mary away, with one of his men.  Hopalong Cassidy and the men, make a camp and sleep.  The next day, the Bar 20 men prepare to continue their quest for revenge.  Additionally, Hopalong Cassidy finds evidence that, they were in the area.  Furthermore, he finds something, which used to belong to Mary.  Hopalong Cassidy and the Bar 20 Riders, arrive at a trading post.  They buy supplies for the horses.  The trading post is called, Devil’s Bluff.  At Devil’s Bluff, Hopalong Cassidy talks to the Sheriff.  Hopalong Cassidy asks about, cattle rustlers.  Nothing happens between the Sheriff and Hopalong Cassidy.  Unexpectedly, the Bar 20 Riders are involved in a gun fight.  However, Hopalong Cassidy fights the battle and wins.  The Sheriff attempts to arrest, Hopalong Cassidy.  Hopalong Cassidy refuses to be arrested.  Hopalong Cassidy and the Bar 20 Riders, leave Devil’s Bluff.  Fortunately, one of the men was able, to obtain information.  Tex’s men talk about Tex.  They also talk about Hopalong Cassidy.  One of Tex’s men attempts to rape Mary.  However, Mary fights off the rape.  Tex arrives, and, he lets Mary fight a gunfight against the man, who tried to rape her.  Mary wins the gunfight, and, she kills the man.  Hopalong Cassidy and the Bar 20 Riders, continue their quest for revenge.  They stop to help an injured dog.  Unexpectedly, they are shot at by a sniper.  The sniper is killed, but, a gunfight starts.  During the gunfight, Hopalong Cassidy finds the Sheriff.  The Sheriff is leading the gunfight.  Hopalong Cassidy beats and kills the Sheriff.  However, before he dies, the Sheriff tells him everything.  The Sheriff reveals that, he is being paid by a man named Shango.  Additionally, that Shango is in the hills.  Hopalong Cassidy and the Bar 20 Riders, continue the quest for revenge.  Tex touches Mary in a sexual way.  Mary calls him Hopalong, and, Tex leaves.  Tex remembers his brief gunfight, against, Hopalong Cassidy.  The scene changes, and, The Kid plays the guitar for The Stranger.  The Stranger continues telling the story, and, the scene changes.  Hopalong Cassidy and the Bar 20 Riders go in separate directions, in order, to cover more ground.  Hopalong Cassidy stops, in order, to inspect a bull.  Unexpectedly, Hopalong Cassidy is captured by Shango and his men.  Hopalong Cassidy is taken and held, in captivity.  From this point forward; the series of events, take the viewer, to the end.  Hopalong Cassidy escapes captivity, and, he has a final confrontation with Tex.  Finally; you have to watch, in order to know, how this movie ends.
            The movie narrative of the feature film, Gunfighter (1999), ends with some Hollywood facts.  The country of origin is the United States of America.  The official language is English.  There are other notable release dates.  The other notable release dates are:  U.S.A., March 16, 1999 (Video Premier); Spain, March 29, 2000 (Video Premier) and Argentina, August 15, 2000 (Video Premier).  Unfortunately, there is no data for the filming locations, of this feature film.  Furthermore, there is no box office data, which is available, for this particular movie.  The production companies are Citadel Records and Plaster City Productions.  There are four distributors for this particular movie.  All of the distributors are; Amazing Movies, Manga Films (Spain), SBP (Argentina) and Sterling Home Entertainment (U.S.A.). 
            To end and as always, RB28’s Movie Narratives, encourages you to continue reading the posted movie narratives.  The aforementioned blog strives to provide basic information, so that it, becomes inspiration.  Movies are a great pleasure to RB28’s Movie Narratives, and, the blog’s author hopes that they are for you as well.  For this week, and in conclusion, the feature film was Gunfighter (1999).  RB28’s Movie Narratives looks forward to seeing you next week, when another movie will be highlighted. 


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