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* ChildOfRape: [[spoiler:Johnny thought his father was dead, but he was actually the product of a prior rape by Sam Clayton.]]

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* ChildOfRape: ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Johnny thought his father was dead, but he was actually the product of a prior rape by Sam Clayton.]]


'''''God's Gun''''' is a 1976 SpaghettiWestern starring Creator/LeeVanCleef and Jack Palance.

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'''''God's Gun''''' is a 1976 SpaghettiWestern starring Creator/LeeVanCleef and Jack Palance.
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* ActingForTwo: Lee van Cleef plays both Father John and his brother Lewis.

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'''''God's Gun''''' is a 1976 SpaghettiWestern starring Creator/LeeVanCleef and Jack Palance.

One day, outlaw Sam Clayton and his gang attack a small Western town and kill a man. The local preacher, Father John, manages to capture one, but Clayton guns him down on the church steps before taking over the town. However, a young boy named Johnny O'Hara sneaks off to contact John's brother Lewis, a professional gunfighter, to seek vengeance. Meanwhile, secrets brew about Johnny's prior connections to Clayton...

It has been distributed in the US by Creator/TheCannonGroup, Creator/WarnerBros, Creator/{{MGM}} and Creator/MillCreekEntertainment.
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* ActingForTwo: Lee van Cleef plays both Father John and his brother Lewis.
* BadassAndChildDuo: Lewis is summoned to town by a young boy named Johnny, who accompanies him on his vengeance quest.
* BadassPreacher: Father John's response to a murder committed in his town and the law doing nothing is to hunt the gang down and personally drag one of them to jail. Unfortunately, this gets him killed.
* BigBad: Sam Clayton, the {{Outlaw}} that killed Father John.
* ChildOfRape: [[spoiler:Johnny thought his father was dead, but he was actually the product of a prior rape by Sam Clayton.]]
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Despite the much greater likelihood of an Old West preacher being Protestant, Father John is in fact Catholic.
* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: The Claytons force the town judge to rule their killing of Father John as self-defense.
* CrapsackWorld: The Old West is a desolate desert where one can go days without food or water just trying to pass through town, gangs of outlaws roam the streets, and the law is enforced by morons.
* DecoyProtagonist: We start the film following BadassPreacher Father John's battles against a gang of outlaws, but he's killed a half hour in, after which his gunslinger brother Lewis shows up to get revenge.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler:Johnny's mother reveals to Sam that Johnny is his son from having raped her years ago.]]
* {{Outlaw}}: The main antagonists are a criminal gang who have taken over a town.
* PoliceAreUseless: The local sheriff is an alcoholic who actively refuses to go after the Claytons.
* PredecessorVillain: Long before the start of the film, Lewis took down a corrupt gambler and the thugs who went after him in revenge. They had nothin to do with the Claytons and are long dead by film's end.
* RetiredBadass: Lewis has hung up his guns and become a farmer in Mexico by film's start. However, he takes up gunslinging one more time to avenge his brother's murder.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: A gunfighter returns to his hometown to slaughter the outlaws that killed his preacher brother.
* ScoobyDooHoax: when Lewis starts his vengeance quest, he dons his twin brother's frock so that the Claytons think it's his ghost.
* SerialRapist: The Claytons each rape at least one woman in every town they ride through.
* VillainOpeningScene: The Clayton Gang riding into town guns blazing as their leader rapes a woman.
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