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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Bruce Willis
Bruce Dern
Christopher Walken
William Sanderson
Directors
Walter Hill
Screenwriters
Walter Hill
Ryuzo Kikushima
Running Time
91 minutes

Last Man Standing
Trigger happy bootleg drama adapted from Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo (the inspiration for Sergio Leone's A Fistful Of Dollars).


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Plot
Drifter John Smith (an almost catatonically laid-back Bruce Willis) wafts into Jericho, a piss-hole of a town dominated by the uneasy truce between a low-grade Mafioso outfit and a local Irish group. With both gangs embroiled in the lucrative bootleg trade Smith seizes the chance to exploit the situation.


Verdict
The film's real strength is the way it sounds, with Ry Cooder's jangling score competing with thunderous gunplay for the shell-like's appreciative attention.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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