I thought that there was already a thread on this, but can start one.
What is your favorite movie gunfight? While I don't have a particular single favorite I do like the one in How The West Was Won aboard the train.
From what I understand one of the stunt men was killed filming this.
I read somewhere that he did not die but lost a leg as well. I remember reading that he was the husband of Yvonne De Carlo.
My favorite gun fight was in open range with kevin cosner and robert duvall. I am not abig fan o kevin cosner but robert duvall is one of my all time favorite western actors. I dont think duvall really came into his own as a western actor until lonesome dove.
Without question, my favorite Hollywood gunfight was at the end of "Open Range". I'm all about realism and it was easily the most believable old west gunfight I've seen. I especially like the scene when Costner's character shoots the guy holding the girl in the alley. He not only shoots him three times but he shoots him as he's going down (inspired by Luke Short??).
I certainly agree with the members who chose the ending gunfight in "OPEN RANGE". From all I've read, heard -- and observed, the handgun is a very inaccurate weapon, especially if the shot is rushed and the shooter is under stress and tension. Have any of you ever tried to shoot a rattlesnake with a pistol after you've just about stepped on it? Wow! Quite different from target shooting. One other thing about the movie referred to above, it showed that a single pistol shot rarely kills a man (witness the scene between Robert Duval and the cattle baron when they are both sitting on the floor, blazing away at each other.) When a man if fighting for his life, his entire focus is on killing, not competition.
I once heard it said about fighting and killing: "I'll use my pistol to fight my way to my rifle" I would also add, "or to my shotgun - loaded with OO buckshot."
the gunfight in 'shane' was one of the great ones as was the one in 'the shootist'...no one expected ron howard, who portrayed a teen aged child to pick up the gun and kill a man...
speaking of pistols...i once hit a nail head on a fence post at about 20' with a 22 pistol...kinda like hitting a 'hole in one' in golf...prefer a shotgun for defense, tho..all ya have to do is point it in the general direction of the 'protagonist' and pull the trigger...
Talk about gunfights.... When I was a kid I saw a serial starring Clayton Moore. He got in a shootout & fired a Colt 14 times without reloading. I sat thru that chapter twice & counted his shots both times. I'd love to have a sixshooter like that!
Haha...I believe there were several hollywood cowboys who had six shooters that fired a great deal more than six shots. Actually, that is one of my pet peeves. If the gun only fires six shots make it shoot six and then reload. It bothers me that a fella can be involved in a gunfight, shoot more than six shots in a row, and STILL manage to keep a holster full of cartridges!