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Shooting, The (1966)
Starring: Will Hutchins, Jack Nicholson, Warren Oates, Millie Perkins
Director: Monte Hellman
Category: Western, Independent
Studio: VCI Home Video/ Magic Lantern
82 mins



In the Spring of 1965, two unknowns named Jack Nicholson and Monte Hellman went into the Utah desert to shoot two westerns, The Shooting and Ride In The Whirlwind, which have since become cult classics. Written by Adrien Joyce (Five Easy Pieces), The Shooting tells the story of a former bounty-hunter turned goldminer (Warren Oates) whose partner is killed. He then, along with Will Hutchins, Millie Perkins and eventually Jack Nicholson, sets out on a manhunt that builds gradually to an existential, tragic, almost surreal ending.


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