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Convicts (1991)

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In 1902 Texas, 13-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health, and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Soll Gautier
Ben Johnson
Martha Johnson
Calvin Levels ...
Mel Winkler ...
Sherman Edwards
Bob Edmundson ...
Overseer (as Robert Edmundson)
John McConnell ...
Guard #1
Jerry Biggs ...
Guard #2
Martin F. Schacker ...
Guard #3
Walter Breaux Jr. ...
Singing Convict
Tony Frank ...


In 1902 Texas, 13-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health, and obsession with the convict labor he uses to work the farm, make it unlikely that Horace will ever be paid the $12.50 Soll owes him for 6 months work. Written by

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When Soll thinks he hears someone in the closet he shoots three times and we see three bullet holes. But when Jackson opens the closet door to investigate, there are four holes. See more »


Horace Robedaux: Martha, are you afraid of dying?
Martha Johnson: No, I ain't afraid. Just not ready to go yet.
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Follows Courtship (1987) See more »

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Like watching a sack of potatoes
15 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Holy crap. This was the worst film I have seen in a long time. All the performances are fine, but there is no plot. Really! No plot! A bunch of clowns talk about this and that and that's your film. Ug... Robert Duvall's character is senile and keeps asking the same people the same qestions over and over. This earns him the same responses over and over. I am pretty sure this film got upto a six because people think they should like it. Good performances with famous and well regarded actors, but the actual complete work is a steamy turd. Well, maybe that's a bit deceptive since steam rising from a fresh pile sounds a little like something happening and in this film NOTHING HAPPENS! Sack

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