Monte Hellman

The Shooting

The Shooting

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.

Film Info

  • Monte Hellman
  • United States
  • 1966
  • 81 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #734

Available In

Collector's Set

The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind

The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind

Blu-Ray Box Set

1 Disc

$31.96

Collector's Set

The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind

The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind

DVD Box Set

2 Discs

$23.96

The Shooting
Cast
Warren Oates
Gashade
Will Hutchins
Coley
B. J. Merholz
Leland Drum
Millie Perkins
Woman
Guy El Tsosie
Indian
Jack Nicholson
Billy Spear
Charles Eastman
Bearded man
Credits
Director
Monte Hellman
Produced by
Jack Nicholson
Produced by
Monte Hellman
Written by
Carole Eastman (as Adrien Joyce)
Music
Richard Markowitz
Director of photography
Gregory Sandor
Sound mixer
Frank Murphy
Assistant cameraman
Gary Kurtz

From The Current

A Talk with Monte Hellman and Roger Corman
A Talk with Monte Hellman and Roger Corman

Like so many famous filmmakers, Monte Hellman got his start thanks to Roger Corman, the groundbreaking American movie maverick. We brought these two legends together for a conversation for our new release of Hellman’s existential 1966 westerns The …

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The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind: We Can Bring a Good Bit of Rope
The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind: We Can Bring a Good Bit of Rope

Monte Hellman’s existential westerns take Beckett to the desert.

By Michael Atkinson

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