May 31st, 2012: Unforgiven (1992)

Cast and Crew:  Richard Harris, Saul Rubinek, Frances Fisher

What It’s About:  Retired gunslinger William Munney (Clint Eastwood) comes out of retirement to earn a bounty along with his old partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and a newcomer, “The Schofield Kid” (Jaimz Woolvett), but will Sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman) allow it?

Why Watch it Today?:  The last Western from producer, star and director Clint Eastwood, who turns 82 today, Unforgiven garnered him his first Academy Awards (for Director and Best Picture) and long-delayed critical acclaim.

Where to Get It:   Amazon, iTunes, Mspot, Vudu; your local library;Netflix (DVD); YouTube (Rental)

Other Choices:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Pale Rider, The Sands of Iwo Jima, Play Misty For Me, Fistful of Dollars

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