Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan and a young man, The “Schofield Kid.”
“Unforgiven” is a western film released in 1992, directed by Clint Eastwood, who also stars in the lead role. The movie also features Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, and Jaimz Woolvett in supporting roles.
The plot of the movie revolves around an aging outlaw named William Munny (played by Clint Eastwood) who is approached by a young gunman named The Schofield Kid (played by Jaimz Woolvett) to join him in a bounty hunt. The bounty is on two cowboys who have disfigured a prostitute in the town of Big Whiskey, Wyoming.
Munny is initially hesitant to accept the job, having left his violent past behind and settled down as a farmer. However, he is convinced to join by his old friend Ned Logan (played by Morgan Freeman) and they set off on the mission. Along the way, they are joined by a young and inexperienced gunslinger named “The English Bob” (played by Richard Harris), who also has his sights set on the bounty.
As they get closer to their target, they encounter resistance from the town’s corrupt sheriff, Little Bill Daggett (played by Gene Hackman), who has a personal vendetta against anyone who challenges his authority. The ensuing conflict leads to a violent and bloody showdown between the two sides.
The movie was critically acclaimed for its gritty realism and portrayal of violence, and it went on to win four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Clint Eastwood, Best Supporting Actor for Gene Hackman, and Best Film Editing.