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

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by shokhead, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    If you just mean-the fast draw-Sammy Davis Jr. followed by -Ben Murphy[Alias Smith An Jones].
  2. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Steve Forrest on a "Gunsmoke" episode.

    He shot Matt who managed to kill him while laying in the dirt shot in the left shoulder.

    Matt was right handed.

    Nobody faster.
  3. davidb1

    davidb1 Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA
  4. Isolar801

    Isolar801 Well-Known Member

    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Don't think its the fastest, but its my favorite !

  5. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    How about Robert Redford as the Sundance Kid?
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  6. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

  7. samurai

    samurai Forum Resident

    Trinity was definitely the fastest although he never shot anyone.
  8. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    According to Kirk Douglas in his memoirs, Murphy had a sadistic streak. He would sneak up behind someone, press a gun into their back, and then fire another gun, filled with blanks, into the air. The physical sensation of the gun barrel's touch combined with the sound of the shot would terrify people.
  9. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

    Charles Bronson in the opening to "Once Upon A Time In The West".
    Not only did he have to get off three quick fatal shots, but he had to drop
    his bag first. ("You brought two too many...")
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  10. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    But in the last season they also had Boon who thought he could beat him (spoiler below if you haven't seen it)

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  11. Grunge Master

    Grunge Master 8 Bit Enthusiast

  12. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    I’ve watched the whole run of Justified twice. Being from Kentucky certainly has a draw for me, but Olyphant and Goggins were a dynamite pair of adversaries.
  13. beercanchicken

    beercanchicken Legendary Stickman

    They were supposedly originally going to kill off Groggins in season 1. That's my theory on why most people don't get into it, the 1st season is somewhat different and directionless so maybe tougher to get into? At first, it doesn't really know if it's an episodic or "serial" show but then it eventually figures out the balance.
    Then it follows up with one of the best seasons of TV....
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  14. Redford as the Sundance Kid during the opening scene where he blasts the other card players gun across the floor.
  15. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    Jack Nicholson was surprisingly fast in The Shooting.
  16. John B

    John B Once Blue Gort,<br>now just blue.

    Toronto, Canada
    Beat me to it by over a year and a half! Sad that he took his life during the series.

    Ben Murphy was even faster as Kid Curry.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018
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  17. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    My favorite episode,but they brought ol Steve back for the reunion film-Return To Dodge..as the same gunfighter.
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  18. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    I have never seen the reunion but now after many decades I will have to view it.

    Thanks for the info.
  19. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident


    see my earlier post about AS&J
  20. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    The Waco kid wins easily as the fastest draw
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  21. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
  22. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    Great movie great music video movie
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  23. DLD

    DLD Forum Resident

    Dallas, Tx
    Having just watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, for the upteenth time, beginning to end, yesterday, I'll say what many others have said, Clint Eastwood. Angel Eyes never had a chance
  24. Steve Litos

    Steve Litos Forum Resident

    Chicago IL
    Here's an 8mm snippet of James Garner in 1959 working with the gun expert who taught him the fancy twirly stuff.

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