Who was the fastest draw you've seen in a western movie or TV series?

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  1. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Blazing Saddles
  2. EProphet

    EProphet Forum Resident

  3. GumBoocho

    GumBoocho New Member

    Morrisville, PA
    Yep, the most fantastic quick draw is Terence Hill LOL. He is leaving the bar & someone draws to shoot him in the back. Facing the door, Terence Hill draws & shoots the bad guy over his shoulder backwards without even looking! Clint Eastwood wouldn't stand a chance.
  4. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
  5. Vidiot

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    Hollywood, USA
    And then there's this guy...

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  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Hmm, I guess that's applicable as well.
  8. Gregory Earl

    Gregory Earl Forum Resident

    To me it has to be Clint Eastwood. He was fast with an attitude. Just his stare alone was enough to make you have second thoughts.
    Pete Townsend was right. All the best cowboys have Chinese eyes.
  9. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

    Gastonia, NC
    Jim Zubiena, firearms consultant for "Miami Vice", as Calderone's hitman Ludovici Armstrong.
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  10. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    From the book Alias Smith & Jones The Story of Two Pretty Good Bad Men by Sandra K. Sagala and JoAnne M. Bagwell:

    As script writer, who usually follows the protocol of not supplying directions for the director’s shots, [producer Roy] Huggins nevertheless added this note to show exactly what he had in mind: “We must see both men down to the holster in this and the following shot. We are using the draw that we use in all Smith and Jones shows in which we are on the antagonist for precisely twelve frames as he starts for his gun.”

    According to Alex Singer, one of the directors of Alias Smith and Jones episodes, “this instruction is a familiar but always effective Editorial device. 12 frames is half a second of screen time. If the camera is on the antagonist for half a second while he’s going for his gun and then you cut to our man with his gun already drawn, you in effect ‘collapse’ the time interval in which our hero has made his draw. Since you were watching the other guy draw first you believe the Kid allowed him a head start, confident that he would outdraw him in any case and also clearly establishing the first offender. Putting the instruction in the script is the Producer’s way of making sure the Director gives the Editor the proper footage.”​
  11. peopleareleaving

    peopleareleaving Forum Resident

    Good information. Thanks for sharing.
  12. cboldman

    cboldman Forum Resident

    Hamilton, OH USA
    Lucky Luke could outdraw his own shadow.
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  13. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

    From a TV show it's easily Raylond from Justified.
  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Eli Wallach. Have a bubble bath and shoot and the same time. :)
  15. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    When watching a Clint Eastwood western, you can pretty much assume before the movie has even started that Clint’s character will have the fastest draw.
  16. Matt Richardson

    Matt Richardson Forum Resident

    Jack Palance in Shane

  17. captainsolo

    captainsolo Forum Resident

    Murfreesboro, TN
    It usually depends on the talents of the editor to make you believe it was a fast draw. Some actors got very good at handling guns, and Eastwood actually did his own in the Dollars films-however Lee Van Cleef could always outdraw him much to his consternation. It was said Van Cleef only needed three frames of film to draw, cock the hammer and fire.
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  18. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    I recall reading an interview with LVC where he claimed that early in his acting career he was told by a director to slow down his draw, because it was too fast for the camera to catch.
  19. trip1

    trip1 Forum Resident

    Saint John, IN
    Alan Ladd in Shane

    To Jack Wilson, your a dirty yankee lyer.

    Wilson, prove it
  20. beercanchicken

    beercanchicken Legendary Stickman

    That show should be way more popular than it is/was.
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  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    TV -The Rifleman
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  23. I don't know if that is fast draw, or good planning. Besides, when you have to shoot, shoot...don't talk.
  24. Linger63

    Linger63 Forum Resident

    What about Ned Nederlander!!!!!

    Check it out from 1:05.30

  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The fastest gun assembler ?
    Eli Wallach. :)
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