How Much Do You Know About Unforgiven?

Gavin Thagard

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About This Quiz

Unforgiven was one of the best films of the 1990s. It helped bring back into relevance the dying American Western. Take this quiz and find out how much you remember about the movie and its cast!

How else was Clint Eastwood involved in the movie?

Clint Eastwood never gave up his acting roots. For Unforgiven, he served as both the lead actor and director of the film.

What genre of film is Unforgiven?

Unforgiven followed the earlier height of the Western genre film. Despite that, the film still received much praise and success.

Where does the film take place?

As with most Western films, the story took place in the American Mid-West. It followed characters through a time when laws were often optional and gunfights were common.

What is outlawed in Big Whiskey?

In Big Whiskey, there was a strict gun law that people had to follow. If they didn't, "Little" Bill was more than willing to enforce it.

Who is the sheriff of Big Whiskey?

The sheriff of Big Whiskey seemed like a reasonable guy. That's before it became clear that he had a need for power.

What do the two cowboys do to the woman at the brothel?

A prostitute at a brothel makes fun of a cowboy. To get revenge, the cowboy and his friend cut the woman's face, leaving her face scarred.

Which of these actors played Ned Logan in the movie?

Morgan Freeman played the character, Ned Logan, in the film. Logan was a longtime friend of William Munny.

When was Unforgiven released?

The idea for the film came about in the 1970s. However, Clint Eastwood would not come onboard until later, and the film wasn't released until 1992.

Where is William Munny's wife?

William Munny is a single father. As a widower, he takes sole responsibility for raising his children.

Which old friend does William Munny seek help from?

William Munny knows that he can't pursue the two cowboys alone. Therefore, he seeks help from his old friend, Ned Logan.

Who directed the film?

Clint Eastwood started his career as an actor. However, by the 1990s, Eastwood had already begun directing various films.

What was William Munny's former occupation?

William Munny was a bandit before he retired and settled down with a family. During his years of crime, he was known as a dangerous gunslinger who people didn't want to run across.

What Academy Award did Clint Eastwood win for the film?

Unforgiven was nominated for multiple Academy Awards. One of them was for best director, which Clint Eastwood won.

What character did Gene Hackman play?

Gene Hackman had a long and successful career as an actor. He won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in Unforgiven.

How did William Munny's wife die?

Prior to the events in the movie, William Munny's wife died of smallpox. This changed Munny and forced him to give up his life of vice.

Where is English Bob from?

English Bob is an Englishman who believes that monarchy is better than democracy. He isn't afraid to share his opinion, either.

What kind of farm does William Munny own?

After the death of his wife, Munny became the sole provider for his family. Therefore, he is forced to live a peaceful life as a hog farmer.

What does William Munny try to shoot off a tree stump?

Munny gave up gunfighting years ago. When he picks up his pistol and tries to shoot a can, he fails miserably.

What other Academy Award did the film win?

Unforgiven also received the Academy Award for best picture. It beat out films like Scent of a Woman and A Few Good Men.

Who kills "Little" Bill Daggett?

William Munny kills "Little" Bill inside the saloon. After this, Munny tells the people in town they had better leave the saloon girls alone and bury Ned Logan's body, or he'll return and kill them as well.

What does "Little" Bill Daggett take from English Bob?

"Little" Bill and English Bob have a history together. For that reason, Bill has an understanding of how Bob works and knows Bob carries a hidden gun on him, which Bill takes away.

Who kidnaps Ned Logan?

To gain information on William Munny, "Little" Bill kidnaps and tortures Ned Logan. However, the torturing goes too far and Logan is killed.

Who offers an award for someone to kill the two cowboys?

The women in the saloon are not happy with the punishment that the two cowboys have received for scarring Delilah. Seeking justice, they put out a reward for anyone who kills the two men.

What do the saloon girls do when the cruel cowboys show up with the pair of horses they were ordered to bring?

The saloon girls are pretty angry that the two cowboys that hurt their friend are getting off with such a light punishment. To demonstrate their displeasure, they step aside when the cowboys arrive to deliver a pair of horses ... just so they can throw rocks and manure at the cruel duo.

The Schofield Kid brags about his shooting skills, but he has one major disability. What is it?

Kansas native the Schofield Kid hears about the reward being offered for killing a pair of cowboys and comes to Big Whiskey to collect the prize. The only problem is that he is incredibly nearsighted, which makes it really hard to shoot anyone except at point-blank range.

Who beats up English Bob pretty much the second he rolls into town seeking the big reward?

Sheriff Little Bill Daggett is an old foe of English Bob, and is only too happy to welcome Bob to town in his own way ... by beating him nearly to death when he refuses to hand over his gun as he settles into Big Whiskey.

What does Beauchamp do for a living?

Beauchamp was the biographer for English Bob until Bob was thrown out of town. After Bob's removal, Beauchamp records the life of "Little" Bill Daggett.

Can you complete this tagline, which comes from a quote in the film? "It's a hell of a thing ..."

Posters for this 1992 Eastwood classic often featured the tagline, "It's a hell of a thing, killing a man." The line is a quote by William Munny, which continues, "You take away everything he's got and everything he's never gonna have."

Who comes down sick with a fever?

A downpour causes William Munny to get sick. This allows "Little" Bill to get the better of Munny and throw him out of the saloon. Luckily, Ned Logan and Scofield Kid find him and nurse him back to health.

Skinny might own the brothel, but who do the girls look up to as their "madame?"

Strawberry Alice, played by Frances Fisher, serves as madame to the saloon girls. She is quick to defend the women, reminding them that for all the things they are and are not, they certainly deserve to be treated better than horses.

You may know that William Munny is a single dad raising kids in the film, but do you recall how many children he had?

After his wife died, the reformed bandit William Munny struggles to raise his kids alone out in a small western town. He is a dad of two, a son named William Munny Jr. and a daughter named Penny.

Who goes to seek William Munny's help with killing the cowboys?

Scofield Kid shows up at Munny's home, seeking his help with killing the two cowboys. However, Munny tells Kid that he has left the life of a gunfighter behind him.

Who is the first to make it to Big Whiskey for the reward money?

English Bob came to Big Whiskey aboard a train. He, of course, caught wind of the news that reward money was being given out for the death of two cowboys.

When English Bob is kicked out of town, who does the writer Beauchamp latch onto instead?

Writer W.W. Beauchamp travels to town with English Bob, planning to pen a biography about the Brit. Once Bob is sent packing from Big Whiskey, Beauchamp stays on in Big Whiskey to write about Sheriff Daggett instead.

What's the name of Ned Logan's wife?

When Sally Two Trees sees William Munny, she knows he has brought bad karma. She gives him a death stare without saying a word to him.

Can you remember the name of the two cowboys who started all the trouble in the town of Big Whiskey with their actions at the saloon?

It was Davey Bunting and Quick Mike who disfigured poor Delilah and started all the chaos in the wild west Wyoming town in "Unforgiven." All it took was one joke from a saloon girl to set them off and set in motion a terrible chain of events,

What does Davey want as he is dying?

Davey yells for water after Munny shoots him through the gut, but the other men with Davey are too afraid to run out and give him any. That is, until William Munny promises not to shoot them as well.

A real-life President's assassination takes place and is discussed during "Unforgiven." Which Commander in Chief was it?

It is 24th U.S. President James Garfield whose shooting is referenced during "Unforgiven" by English Bob and some other men on a train. The mention of the July 2, 1881 attack by Charles Guiteau helps give viewers a frame of reference for when the film is set.

Who shoots Mike?

Scofield Kid takes his first life when he shoots Mike outside an outhouse. The event is so traumatizing that he vows to never kill another man.

Where does William Munny move to?

William Munney receives his portion of the reward money for helping the saloon women. With the money, he retires to San Francisco with his family.

What is the punishment for the two cowboys who scarred Delilah?

"Little" Bill Daggett decides that a whipping won't repay the brothel owner for the money he will miss out on. Instead, he decides that the two cowboys will have to give up their horses. The women at the brothel feel betrayed after this decision.

Who does William Munny shoot first in the saloon?

William Munny walks into a saloon filled with "Little" Bill's men. When he finds out that Skinny Dubois owns the place, he shoots him dead for putting Ned Logan's body up outside his business.

Which of these is NOT one of the reasons Munny gives in the epilogue for why he would return to Big Whiskey to wreak havoc?

The townspeople learn what a tough guy William Munny is by the end of "Unforgiven." In the film's epilogue, Munny promises to return and get revenge if the saloon girls are harmed in any way, or if Morgan Freeman's character Ned Logan isn't given a proper burial.

Which woman gets her face scarred?

Delilah and the other women at the brothel want the men punished for disfiguring her face. However, that decision is left up to the sheriff of Big Whiskey.

Who shoots Davey's horse?

Ned Logan shoots the horse out from under Davey but can't shoot the death bullet. Munny is forced to take the gun, and he finally hits Davey after missing a few times.

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