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Red Headed Stranger (1986)

Revisionist western about fallen preacher Shay, who guns down his wife Raysha for running off with another man. Wandering, he meets single mom Laurie. However, helpless sheriff Scoby wants Shay to help him fight the villainous Clavers.

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(as Bill Wittliff)

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(screenplay) (as Bill Wittliff)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rev. Julian Shay
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Raysha Shay
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Sheriff Reese Scoby - Driscoll, Montana
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Larn Claver
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Laurie
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Odie Claver
Ted J. Crum ...
Cauley Felps
Marinell Madden ...
Cindy Logan
Bryan Fowler ...
Nathan - Laurie's Son
Paul English ...
Avery Claver
Bee Spears ...
Eugene Claver
Dennis Hill ...
Calvin Claver
Mark Jenkins ...
Victor Claver
Berkley Garrett ...
Rev. Longley
Elberta Hunter ...
Mrs. Longley
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Revisionist western about fallen preacher Shay, who guns down his wife Raysha for running off with another man. Wandering, he meets single mom Laurie. However, helpless sheriff Scoby wants Shay to help him fight the villainous Clavers.

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Western

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31 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A rőt hajú idegen  »

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Levon Helm was originally cast in the movie as a U.S. Marshal. Before filming began, Helm shot himself in the leg while practicing quick-draw techniques in his backyard and the role had to be recast. See more »

Goofs

In a long shot with a windmill, the windmill is turning, but facing away from the wind's direction as revealed by dust blowing, etc. (the wrong way). See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Behind the Laughter (2000) See more »

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Red headed sing along
7 April 2003 | by (Hopkins, MO) – See all my reviews

I love this movie because I like the music and feel it is probably the best one Willie ever did. Willie Nelson is as good an actor as he is a singer and this movie made me appreciate that all the more. The songs are ones you can sing along to and that is a real bonus. The plot, the scenery is all real. R.G. Armstrong, who is noted for strong performances as a bad guy is exceptional, especially in the bar scene where he wants the young man to kill him. Look into those eyes!!!! Morgan Fairchild and Katharine Ross don't hurt anything either. I have seen this movie several times, never get tired of it. Maybe because beyond the music I feel Willie's pain and can relate to the frustrations of the preacher.


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