The Quick and the Dead (1995)

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"The Quick and the Dead" is a 1995 American western film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, and Russell Crowe.

The film is set in the American Old West and centers around a mysterious stranger named Ellen (played by Sharon Stone), who arrives in the town of Redemption to take part in a dangerous gunfighting tournament. The tournament is organized by the town's corrupt and ruthless leader, Herod (played by Gene Hackman), who is determined to maintain his power over the town and its inhabitants.

Throughout the film, Ellen must navigate the dangerous world of Redemption and the many obstacles that stand in her way, including a group of skilled gunslingers and a mysterious past that haunts her. The film is notable for its tense and thrilling shootouts, its strong cast of characters, and its stylish and atmospheric depiction of the American frontier.

"The Quick and the Dead" was well-received by audiences and critics, who praised its tight and well-crafted storyline, its memorable and well-drawn characters, and its high-stakes action and suspense. The film remains a classic of the western genre, and a testament to the skill and vision of its director, Sam Raimi.