The Shootist

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SD20141025

By Glendon Swarthout

Adapted by Nick Perry

Classic Western starring Brian Cox and Michelle Fairley. The Shootist is John Bernard Books, the last surviving top gunfighter in a vanishing American West. He rides into El Paso in the year 1901, to be told by a doctor that he has a terminal illness. As word spreads that the famous assassin has reached the end, an assortment of vultures gather to feast upon his corpse. Books outwits them all by selecting the where, when, and manner of his death.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko