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Genre Western
Running Time 99 min
MPAA rating PG (Violence)
Release Date Aug 11, 1976
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The Shootist

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.

Starring
John Wayne John Bernard Books
Lauren Bacall Bond Rogers
James Stewart Dr. E.W. Hostetler
Ron Howard Gillom Rogers
Richard Boone Mike Sweeney
Hugh O'Brian Jack Pulford (faro dealer at Metropole Saloon)
Harry Morgan Carson City Marshal Walter Thibido
Rick Lenz Dan Dobkins (reporter, 'Morning Appeal', as Richard Lenz)
John Carradine Hezekiah Beckum (undertaker)
Sheree North Serepta (Books' ex-girlfriend)
Scatman Crothers Moses Brown (liveryman)

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