The Shooting

The Shooting

Directed by Monte Hellman • 1966 • United States

In this eerie, existential western directed by Monte Hellman and written by Carole Eastman (Five Easy Pieces), Warren Oates and Will Hutchins play a bounty hunter and his sidekick who are talked by a mysterious woman (Millie Perkins) into leading her into the desert on a murkily motivated revenge mission. Things are further complicated by the addition to their crew of an enigmatic drifter (Jack Nicholson) who seems to delight in sadistically toying with the two men. Hellman's singular odyssey is a vision of the weird old west unlike any other, a spare and challenging work leading to a provocative ending.

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The Shooting
  • The Shooting

    Directed by Monte Hellman • 1966 • United States

    In this eerie, existential western directed by Monte Hellman and written by Carole Eastman (Five Easy Pieces), Warren Oates and Will Hutchins play a bounty hunter and his sidekick who are talked by a mysterious woman (Millie Perkins) into leadin...

Extras

  • House of Corman

    The following interview, conducted in 2014, features THE SHOOTING director Monte Hellman and producer Roger Corman.

  • The Diary of Millie Perkins

    The following interview, conducted in 2014, features THE SHOOTING director Monte Hellman and actor Millie Perkins.

  • Whips and Jingles

    The following interview, conducted in 2014, features THE SHOOTING actor Will Hutchins and film programmer Jake Perlin.

  • The True Death of Leland Drum

    The following interview, conducted in 2014, features THE SHOOTING director Monte Hellman and actors John Hackett and B. J. Merholz.

  • An American Original

    This 2014 video appreciation of THE SHOOTING actor Warren Oates was written and narrated by film critic Kim Morgan.