History Film / TheQuickAndTheDead

5th Feb '17 6:15:57 PM RushLimborg
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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] a completely different Western starring Creator/SamElliot, based on a story by Louis L'Amour.

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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] a completely different Western starring Creator/SamElliot, Creator/SamElliott, based on a story by Louis L'Amour.
5th Feb '17 6:14:19 PM RushLimborg
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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] a completely different Western starring Creator/SamElliot, based on a story by Louis L'Amour.
9th Jan '17 5:54:18 PM nombretomado
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There's also [[OnlyKnownByHisNickname The Kid]] (LeonardoDiCaprio), Herod's son, the local gun and dry-goods salesman, who's no slouch with a gun, and aching to prove to his father he's just as good as him.

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There's also [[OnlyKnownByHisNickname The Kid]] (LeonardoDiCaprio), (Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio), Herod's son, the local gun and dry-goods salesman, who's no slouch with a gun, and aching to prove to his father he's just as good as him.
17th Dec '16 12:30:13 PM creader
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* AMacGuffinFullOfMoney: the big prize of the Quick Draw championship (that is held annually, no less) is about $120 000. In modern dollars, it would most likely amount for dozens or even hundreds of millions of dollars - a ridiculous amount for a tiny non-mining town, no matter how rampant the corruption there is. Bonus points for storing this hundred million $ in a single, prominent, unlocked chest, positioned on the table in the town's dirty, lowbrow saloon. (On that note, gun prices are also inflated: the Kid only shows his client what amounts to gold-plated AKs, costing up to $120... while a brand new factory revolver of the kind he himself uses would cost only three times as much as the "ridiculously" priced beat-up gun he offers Cort - just $15.)
** Justified in that Herod was a major outlaw and the money most likely is his accumulated loot from decades of robbing. [[spoiler:With no actual intentions to let anyone win with his men having orders to shoot anyone who'd be left standing but him.]]



* AMacGuffinFullOfMoney: the big prize of the Quick Draw championship (that is held annually, no less) is about $120 000. In modern dollars, it would most likely amount for dozens or even hundreds of millions of dollars - a ridiculous amount for a tiny non-mining town, no matter how rampant the corruption there is. Bonus points for storing this hundred million $ in a single, prominent, unlocked chest, positioned on the table in the town's dirty, lowbrow saloon. (On that note, gun prices are also inflated: the Kid only shows his client what amounts to gold-plated AKs, costing up to $120... while a brand new factory revolver of the kind he himself uses would cost only three times as much as the "ridiculously" priced beat-up gun he offers Cort - just $15.)
** Justified in that Herod was a major outlaw and the money most likely is his accumulated loot from decades of robbing. [[spoiler:With no actual intentions to let anyone win with his men having orders to shoot anyone who'd be left standing but him.]]



* XMeetsY: ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' meets ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.



* YouKilledMyFather: Subverted; [[spoiler:it turns out Lady accidentally killed her own father, when Herod gave her a SadisticChoice as a child to either ShootTheRope or be ForcedToWatch her father hung. Unfamiliar with firearms at the time, she puts a bullet in daddy's head.]]

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* YouKilledMyFather: YouKilledMyFather:
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Subverted; [[spoiler:it turns out Lady accidentally killed her own father, when Herod gave her a SadisticChoice as a child to either ShootTheRope or be ForcedToWatch her father hung. Unfamiliar with firearms at the time, she puts a bullet in daddy's head.]]
27th Nov '16 12:18:25 AM ManEFaces
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* BrandishmentBluff: Herod does this to make the Lady back down from shooting him on their dinner date. She has a gun pulled under the table and he bluffs her with the click of a metal matchbox.
3rd Nov '16 5:48:49 AM cdrood
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** Likewise, The Lady's name is only used in flashbacks to her childhood.
16th Sep '16 7:32:26 AM dieseldragons
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* StartOfDarkness: Herod's father, although a respectable authority figure, ''was a bit of nutcase''. Convinced there was too much evil in the world that had to be purged, he would regularly force his family to view hangings, desensitizing Herod to death. It got to the stage where he would [[SadisticChoice play a sick game of Russian Roulette]] with Herod and his mother, killing himself.

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* StartOfDarkness: Herod's father, although a respectable authority figure, ''was a bit of a nutcase''. Convinced there was too much evil in the world that had to be purged, he would regularly force his family to view hangings, desensitizing Herod to death. It got to the stage where he would [[SadisticChoice play a sick game of Russian Roulette]] with Herod and his mother, killing himself.
16th Sep '16 6:41:26 AM dieseldragons
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* StartOfDarkness: Herod's father, although a respectable authority figure, ''was a bit of nutcase''. Convinced there was too much evil in the world that had to be purged, he would regularly force his family to view hangings, desensitizing Herod to death. It got to the stage where he would [[SadisticChoice play a sick game of Russian Roulette]] with Herod and his mother, killing himself.
16th Sep '16 6:09:27 AM dieseldragons
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* SimpleYetAwesome: Herod doesn't organize the annual duel tournament for fun (a statement [[ForTheEvulz contradicted by his immense pleasure watching opponents die]], see YMMV), but even he appreciates the town ''has gone to hell'' since he took over, and its [[HumansAreBastards people will kill you for your bootlaces]]. He participates so he can face his enemies one-on-one, without fear of them shooting him in the back when he's vulnerable or off-guard.
31st Jul '16 8:46:39 PM brian8871
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* IronicEcho: Cort calls out Herod for changing the rules of the contest, requiring a fight to the death from the second round on. [[spoiler: Herod does it again before facing Cort, telling his mooks to gun Cort down if he's still standing. Cort responds in kind, taking out the mooks to make the final fight between Herod and Ellen fair.]]
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