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Set in the mythic old West, the series explores the legend that a dead man's gun grants whoever possesses it unforeseen powers, but with dangerous results. As the pistol packed with poison passes from person to person, the lives of those who possess it are forever transformed.

MGM
2 Seasons, 66 Episodes
March 2, 1997
7.5/10
Cast: Kris Kristofferson
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Dead Man's Gun Full Episode Guide

  • In the series finale, Mr. Smith, the original owner of the Dead Man's Gun hires a hardened outlaw to steal it back for him and becomes its final victim.

  • A young Thomas Alva "Alvie" Edison, homeless in the old West, has an encounter with the Dead Man's Gun.

  • Three boys find the Dead Man's Gun and after their own mis-adventures with it, fall in with Frank Santee, a bank robber and murderer. But the next night, when the bank robbery turns violent, the boys kill Santee and are declared heroes.

  • A young Italian immigrant encounters murderous thieves while on his way west to start a vineyard.

  • A chef opens a restaurant using money he stole from people that he poisoned.

  • A doctor tries to find a cure for a disease that is killing an entire town.

  • A woman seeks revenge for her husband's murder.

  • A man with a sleepwalking disorder is suspected in a series of murders in a small town.

  • A womanizer meets his match.

  • A woman offers to write a biography for a killer.

  • A copy-cat Jack the Ripper stalks a small western town.

  • A man defies his father's warning and sets out to break each of the seven deadly sins.

  • A black Pinkerton detective is sent to recover the kidnapped wife of a wealthy businesman.

  • Acting as butler and maid, a con-artist English couple set out to bilk their wealthy new employer.

  • A trapper is terrorized by a bear.

  • A German aristocrat arrives in the wild west seeking to add to his collection of treasures.

  • Two sisters pose as nuns to swindle unsuspecting townspeople.

  • A pugilist and his manager head west in search of greener pastures but end up taking on a town boss who bets against them.

  • A meek school teacher becomes overly confident when he becomes the new owner of the Dead Man's Gun. Time to teach the townspeople about the new three r's: ragin', revolver-totin', and rulin'!

  • A destitute farmer is wrongfully accused of a robbery. He gets sent to work on a chain gang which is led by a ruthless boss who intends to kill him.

  • A remorseless killer arrives in a new town where a jury has been assembled to pass judgment on him. Will he receive a fair trial, or the outright condemnation he deserves for the heinous crimes he committed?

  • An itinerant charlatan preacher fools a simple-minded laborer into killing the fiance of a stunning congregant.

  • An itinerant charlatan preacher fools a simple-minded laborer into killing the fiance of a stunning congregant.

  • Mathew Ryan is a young officer and his lack of courage under fire results in disaster for his unit and the chilling discovery that, with The Dead Man's Gun, he can run, but can't hide from his cowardly act.

  • Mathew Ryan is a young officer and his lack of courage under fire results in disaster for his unit and the chilling discovery that, with The Dead Man's Gun, he can run, but can't hide from his cowardly act.

  • Drifter Clay Strand (Stephen Lang) makes a meager living as a poker player. But when he wins a fight and becomes the new owner of The Dead Man's Gun, he suddenly finds that he is on a winning streak...and that there is a price to pay for success.

  • Drifter Clay Strand (Stephen Lang) makes a meager living as a poker player. But when he wins a fight and becomes the new owner of The Dead Man's Gun, he suddenly finds that he is on a winning streak...and that there is a price to pay for success.

  • One of the most feared gunfighters of his day, Joe Wheeler, has become a drunk. When a gang threatens to take over his town, Wheeler realizes that the only way he can save the townsfolk is to fight back sober with the help of The Dead Man's Gun.

  • One of the most feared gunfighters of his day, Joe Wheeler, has become a drunk. When a gang threatens to take over his town, Wheeler realizes that the only way he can save the townsfolk is to fight back sober with the help of The Dead Man's Gun.

  • Photographer Travis Thornberry's life is changed when he captures a bank robbery on film and the big city papers pick up the pictures. Wanting to capture an even better shot, he decides to follow the latest owner of The Dead Man's Gun.

  • Photographer Travis Thornberry's life is changed when he captures a bank robbery on film and the big city papers pick up the pictures. Wanting to capture an even better shot, he decides to follow the latest owner of The Dead Man's Gun.

  • A tomboyish stagecoach driver finds a dead man's gun and simultaeously uncovers a feminine side to herself, at the prompting of a town madam. She falls for a handsome rogue named Dan who teaches her some hard lessons in love while she's en route to deliver a shipment of silver.

  • A tomboyish stagecoach driver finds a dead man's gun and simultaeously uncovers a feminine side to herself, at the prompting of a town madam. She falls for a handsome rogue named Dan who teaches her some hard lessons in love while she's en route to deliver a shipment of silver.

  • Fortune teller or fortune seller? The Dead Man's Gun, placed in a drawer underneath Madame Gisella's crystal ball, leads her to discover who the town's serial killer is through the images from the crystal ball and she uses it to her own advantage.

  • Fortune teller or fortune seller? The Dead Man's Gun, placed in a drawer underneath Madame Gisella's crystal ball, leads her to discover who the town's serial killer is through the images from the crystal ball and she uses it to her own advantage.

  • Blacksmith Aaron Fremont advertises for a Mail Order Bride to end his loneliness. She arrives with her son and a hidden past. Aaron's situation becomes increasingly complex when a dark object from his past also appears...The Dead Man's Gun.

  • Blacksmith Aaron Fremont advertises for a Mail Order Bride to end his loneliness. She arrives with her son and a hidden past. Aaron's situation becomes increasingly complex when a dark object from his past also appears...The Dead Man's Gun.

  • When a careless, arrogant bounty hunter accidently kills a young bystander, the grieving mother vows to avenge her son's death when the murderer is set free.

  • When a careless, arrogant bounty hunter accidently kills a young bystander, the grieving mother vows to avenge her son's death when the murderer is set free.

  • A terminally ill man summons his relatives to his mansion for a weekend visit in order to determine which of them is most worthy of inheriting his vast fortune. As the greedy kinfolk attempt to look worthy in the old man's eyes, their true evil nature becomes apparent, ultimately giving each person exactly what they deserve.

  • A terminally ill man summons his relatives to his mansion for a weekend visit in order to determine which of them is most worthy of inheriting his vast fortune. As the greedy kinfolk attempt to look worthy in the old man's eyes, their true evil nature becomes apparent, ultimately giving each person exactly what they deserve.

  • A posse chases down a Lakota Indian after he humiliates the belligerent rancher who cheated him.

  • A posse chases down a Lakota Indian after he humiliates the belligerent rancher who cheated him.

  • Dr. Madison Butler (William Katt) is given The Dead Man's Gun as payment for delivering a child, and when he saves the life of an alleged outlaw, the local townspeople turn on him for saving a killer who would hang anyway.

  • Dr. Madison Butler (William Katt) is given The Dead Man's Gun as payment for delivering a child, and when he saves the life of an alleged outlaw, the local townspeople turn on him for saving a killer who would hang anyway.

  • Mild-mannered store keeper Raymond Jakes dreams of a more adventurous life. When an old woman enters his store, and trades some goods for The Dead Man's Gun... Raymond embarks on a new career with unexpected results.

  • Mild-mannered store keeper Raymond Jakes dreams of a more adventurous life. When an old woman enters his store, and trades some goods for The Dead Man's Gun... Raymond embarks on a new career with unexpected results.

  • Samuel Roller and Theodore Claxton are crooked undertakers who pirate valuables from deceased customers. The partners steal the Dead Man's Gun and business takes a downturn. People have stopped dying. The partners decide to create sufficent trouble to have the buryin' business pick up again.

  • Samuel Roller and Theodore Claxton are crooked undertakers who pirate valuables from deceased customers. The partners steal the Dead Man's Gun and business takes a downturn. People have stopped dying. The partners decide to create sufficent trouble to have the buryin' business pick up again.

  • Leo Sunshine is a meek salesman whose life changes when he stumbles upon the body of a well-dressed dead man. He realizes how easy it would be to assume his identity and carve out a better life for himself. He soon discovers, however, that he is the new marshal in a lawless town that has been anxiously awaiting his arrival.

  • Leo Sunshine is a meek salesman whose life changes when he stumbles upon the body of a well-dressed dead man. He realizes how easy it would be to assume his identity and carve out a better life for himself. He soon discovers, however, that he is the new marshal in a lawless town that has been anxiously awaiting his arrival.

  • A ruthless con man and petty thief arrives in a wild west town where he steals The Dead Man's gun and discovers it brings him good luck. An alluring saloon girl introduces him to a naive farmer whom he cons into buying a worthless mine after convincing him it is filled with gold. His good fortune, however, is fleeting when he becomes the victim of a con and ends up in a deadly showdown.

  • A ruthless con man and petty thief arrives in a wild west town where he steals The Dead Man's gun and discovers it brings him good luck. An alluring saloon girl introduces him to a naive farmer whom he cons into buying a worthless mine after convincing him it is filled with gold. His good fortune, however, is fleeting when he becomes the victim of a con and ends up in a deadly showdown.

  • An egotistical, womanizing performer in an 1870's traveling show believes his destiny is forever changed when he buys a unique gun that turns him into an expert marksman. Eager to capitalize on his new talents, he abandons his wife and turns his back on his employer. Venturing out on his own, he realizes too late that the very thing that granted him success also has the power to take it away.

  • An egotistical, womanizing performer in an 1870's traveling show believes his destiny is forever changed when he buys a unique gun that turns him into an expert marksman. Eager to capitalize on his new talents, he abandons his wife and turns his back on his employer. Venturing out on his own, he realizes too late that the very thing that granted him success also has the power to take it away.

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