Draw!(1984) (TV Movie)

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    • Draw!(1984) (TV Movie)

      (TV Movie)



      Plot Summary
      In the dying days of the Old West, ex-outlaw Handsome Harry Holland is released from prison an old man. Barely recognizable, he heads to Bell City where he only interests children amazed at his gun handling skills. Holland goes for a drink at the saloon where four men are playing cards. One of them , Reggie Bell, is the no good son of the town boss. Reggie is cheating at poker as usual but no one dares speak. Holland joins the game and wins all of Reggie's money who gives an IOU to Holland. Holland tries to cash the IOU at the bank but the corrupt sheriff orders him out of town, at Reggie's orders. Undeterred, Holland forces the bank teller to honor Reggie's IOU but the sheriff prevents him from leaving town with the money. The sheriff draws on Holland who kills him in self-defense. Wounded by the deputies, Holland runs in the local hotel. A stand-off ensues, with Holland stuck in the hotel and the deputies unable to get him. Holland refuses to surrender to a fair trial. In his room, ...
      Written by nufs68

      Kirk Douglas ... Harry H. Holland aka Handsome Harry Holland
      James Coburn ... Sam Starret
      Alexandra Bastedo ... Bess, Harry's Girlfriend in Bell City / member of acting troupe
      Graham Jarvis ... Deputy Wally Blodgett
      Derek McGrath ... Reggie Bell
      Jason Michas ... Moses, young town boy
      Len Birman ...Ephraim
      Maurice Brand ... Mr. Gibson
      Graham McPherson ... Eugene Lippert, Editor Bell City Gazette
      Vladimír Valenta ... Mordecai Hurwitz, General Store
      Linda Sorensen ... Teresa
      Gerard Parkes ... Circuit Judge Fawcett
      Richard Donat ... Sheriff Harmon
      Frank Adamson ... Lenny, Bartender Bell's Saloon
      Stuart Gillard ... Doctor West
      Miles Vasey ... Charlie Tucker
      James Defelice ... Farmers Bank Manager (as James DeFelice)
      James Forsythe ... Farmers Bank Teller
      Sherrill DeMarco ... Sadie
      Larry Musser ... Townsman
      Bonar Bain ... Poker Player
      Wilf Rowe ... Poker Player
      Bryan Fustukian ... Poker Player
      Frank C. Turner ... Poker Player
      Brian George ... Bandido
      Victor Bain ... Bandido
      Joan Hurley ... Acting Troupe
      Alan Stebbings ... Acting Troupe
      Vincent Gale ... Acting Troupe
      Steve Atkinson ... Carpenter
      Bob Supeene ... Jose
      Charlie Turner ... Smithy
      Tom Dasko ... Reggies Tough
      Wedge McWhorter ... Reggies Tough
      Miguel Neri ... Mariachi Band
      Romeo Ochoa ... Mariachi Band
      Broderick Olson ... Mariachi Band

      Steven Hilliard Stern

      Writing Credits
      Stanley Mann

      Ronald I. Cohen ... producer
      Harold Greenberg ... executive producer
      Stuart B. Rekant ... executive producer

      Kenneth Wannberg

      Laszlo George

      James Coburn took over from an ailing Burt Lancaster

      Character error
      When Bess is performing Shakespeare for Harry, she indicates that the scene is from "Macbeth". It's actually from "The Winter's Tale".

      In the beginning of the movie, Handsome Harry shoots a hole in his hat to give the kid a scare. He comments that it is his only hat. In the rest of the movie, that same hat does not have a hole in it.

      Factual errors
      When Bess and Harry are playing poker in the hotel room, Bess is holding 6 cards in her hand, not 5.
      Then she puts her cards down and says, "Full house!"

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
      Fort Edmonton Park - Fox Drive and Whitemud Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      Watch the Movie

      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Draw! is a 1984 American/Canadian comedy-western film by Steven Hilliard Stern.
      It stars Kirk Douglas, James Coburn and Alexandra Bastedo.

      Linda Sorenson won a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
      Nominated for Genie Awards for Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Cinematography,
      Best Achievement in Overall Sound, Best Achievement in Sound Editing

      User Review

      An Enjoyable Western-Comedy
      Author: Uriah43 from Amarillo, Texas
      4 January 2013

      URIAH wrote:

      Kirk Douglas plays an old outlaw named "Harry Hollande" who has seen better days and just wants to be left alone. When he drifts into a town named Bell City and wins some money at a poker game things turn south for him very quickly. He finds himself forced into a gunfight and kills the sheriff in self-defense. Being wounded himself and knowing he will not get a fair trial, he then decides to take an attractive woman named "Bess" (Alexandra Bastedo) hostage in her hotel room in order gain time to plan his escape. Fearing his fast draw the deputy rides a short distance to Mexico and retrieves a famous ex-sheriff named "Sam Starret" (James Coburn). Unknown to everybody else, Sam Starret is a complete alcoholic who can barely stand up on his own. At any rate, rather than spoil what is essentially a good comedy I will refrain from discussing what happens next. I would like to say however that James Coburn puts on a really great performance and in my opinion steals the show. Other decent performances were done by Kirk Douglas and Alexandra Bastedo. On the minus side though was the showing of the naked buttocks of Kirk Douglas which was totally unnecessary for this film along with some of the crude language used. While I certainly wasn't offended by any of it I just didn't think it was necessary or essential. Be that as it may, this was an enjoyable western-comedy and I think most people will probably get a few laughs at the very least.
      Best Wishes
      London- England