The Shootist

The Shootist

People pester an old, dying gunfighter (John Wayne) rooming with a widow in 1901 Nevada.

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The Shootist


Western99 Mins1976PG

J.B. Books (John Wayne, in his final film role) is an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who comes to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. Renting a room from widowed Bond Rogers (Lauren Bacall) and her son Gillom (Ron Howard), Books is confronted by several people of questionable motives, including a man seeking to avenge his brother's death and a few who are looking to profit from Books' notoriety. Not wanting to die a quiet, painful death, Books devises a plan to go out with a bang.


  • Gritty
  • Gutsy
  • Moving