DVD 131 mins IMDB 8.1 (38,613 votes) top 250: #122
Unforgiven - 10th Anniversary Edition
Warner Brothers (1992)
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(2002 )
Drama, Western
USA  /  English

Clint Eastwood William 'Bill' Munny
Gene Hackman Little Bill Daggett
Morgan Freeman Ned Logan
Richard Harris English Bob
Jaimz Woolvett The Schofield Kid
Saul Rubinek W.W. Beauchamp
Frances Fisher Strawberry Alice
Anna Levine Delilah Fitzgerald (as Anna Thomson)
David Mucci Quick Mike
Rob Campbell Davey Bunting
Anthony James Skinny Dubois
Jaimz Woolvet
Tara Frederick Little Sue (as Tara Dawn Frederick)
Beverley Elliott Silky
Liisa Repo-Martell Faith
Josie Smith Crow Creek Kate

Director Clint Eastwood
Producer Clint Eastwood
Writer David Webb Peoples
Cinematography Jack N. Green
Musician Lennie Niehaus; Clint Eastwood
User Credit 1 Joel Cox

Dedicated to his mentors Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood's 1992 Oscar-winner examines the mythic violence of the Western, taking on the ghosts of his own star past. Disgusted by Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett's decree that several ponies make up for a cowhand's slashing a whore's face, Big Whiskey prostitutes, led by fierce Strawberry Alice (Frances Fisher), take justice into their own hands and put a $1000 bounty on the lives of the perpetrators. Notorious outlaw-turned-hog farmer William Munny (Eastwood) is sought out by neophyte gunslinger the Schofield Kid (Jaimz Woolvett) to go with him to Big Whiskey and collect the bounty. While Munny insists, "I ain't like that no more," he needs the bounty money for his children, and the two men convince Munny's clean-living comrade Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) to join them in righting a wrong done to a woman. Little Bill (Oscar-winner Gene Hackman), however, has no intention of letting any bounty hunters impinge on his iron-clad authority. When pompous gunman English Bob (Richard Harris) arrives in Big Whiskey with pulp biographer W.W. Beauchamp (Saul Rubinek) in tow, Little Bill beats Bob senseless and promises to tell Beauchamp the real story about violent frontier life and justice. But when Munny, the true unwritten legend, comes to town, everyone soon learns a harsh lesson about the price of vindictive bloodshed and the malleability of ideas like "justice." "I don't deserve this," pleads Little Bill. "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it," growls Munny, simultaneously summing up the insanity of western violence and the legacy of Eastwood's Man With No Name. — Lucia Bozzola

Edition Details
Barcode 085392345724
Region Region 1
Chapters 33
Release Date 9/24/2002
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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Trivia: The final screen credit reads, "Dedicated to Sergio and Don", referring to Clint Eastwood's mentors, Sergio Leone and Don Siegel. (more)

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: Strings attached to pheasants clearly visible during the English Bob train pheasant-shoot. (more)

[last title card]
Title card: Some years later, Mrs. Ansonia Feathers made the arduous journey to Hodgeman County to visit the last resting place of her only daughter. William Munny had long since disappeared with the children... some said to San Francisco where it was rumored he prospered in dry goods. And there was nothing on the marker to explain to Mrs. Feathers why her only daughter had married a known thief and murderer, a man of notoriously vicious and intemperate disposition.

Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 15 nominations (more)