It seems every western cliche is squeezed in this. Gunman who wants to give up the guns. Hero returning from war. His love married someone else. Father/son issues. Big money vs small man. Railroad coming to town. Gang of hired hands terrorizing the town. Lone protector will stand for a small man and ride of into the sunset. Gunman dressed as Doc Holiday/Lee van Cleef.
Ok, the last cliche - duel in the street - was sabotaged in rare moment of playfulness, but not before the whole shootout scene from Unforgiven was recreated, with more bullets and less cool, and with Kiefer Sutherland doing one of the worst Clint's impression I've seen (he puts his coat on, holds it like he us about to flash a woman on the street and raises a mean old look from under the hat - all in slo-mo). Anthony Steffen looks a lot better to me now.