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Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying him. Julia Tate needs a man to help her work her mine and marries him. The sheriff makes it very clear to Moon what the consequences of his leaving Julia will be. The two begin to try to form a relationship based on necessity in which they have nothing in common. Written by
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This is one of the best movies nobody has seen. I am constantly astounded when I talk to movie lovers, and even Nicholson fans and they've never heard of this movie.
Two of the funniest scenes I've ever seen are both in this movie. The first in the opening scene while Moon is celebrating his escape into "Me-Hee-Ko" The second is his impending doom at the gallows, salvation, then return to doom. Also, some of the most outrageous, hilarious quotes you'd ever want to hear make this film worth watching over and over.
And the supporting cast is unbelievable. John Belushi, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Ed Begley Jr.
My favorite movie line of all time comes from Moon. When Big Abe, Hermine, and Hog show up uninvited at Moon's new home, Big Abe says "I'm so hungry I could eat a froze dog." Abe's face falls when Moon says "Well, I'll go out to the kitchen and see if we got one already froze." I would recommend this movie to anyone. You don't have to be a Nicholson fan, a Western fan, or a comedy fan.
I've never met anyone, few though they may be, who watched this film and didn't love it.
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