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Sure Fire (1990)

Unrated | | Drama | 17 March 1993 (France)
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Tom Blair ...
Wes
Kristi Hager ...
Bobbi
Robert Ernst ...
Larry
Kate Dezina ...
Ellen
Phillip R. Brown ...
Phillip
Dennis Brown ...
Dennis
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Dick (as Rick Blackwell)
Robert Nalwalker ...
Sheriff
Haley Westwood ...
Haley
Kaye Evans ...
Kaye
Henry M. Blackwell ...
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J.T. Reynolds ...
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Thomas D.A. Smith ...
Cowboy
John Betenson ...
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fascinating
31 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shot on 16mm in rural Utah in the early 90's, Sure Fire is obscure American cinema at its finest. Josts style is very unique, containing many long scenes of dialogue, and beautiful photography of landscapes. This film contains some of the longest, most engaging monologues I've ever seen or heard, courtesy of the lead actor, Tom Blair. Blair is an amazingly strange actor that really gets into his roles. All I can really say is watch him work, it is fascinating.

The story was developed in accordance with the people Jost met in Utah and what was going on in their lives and the area at the time. The story concerns Tom Blair's character, Wes, wanting to sell real estate to people moving to his town from California. It goes on to explore his relationship with the people close to him.

At times, the film feels like a weirder version of Twin Peaks, and that's a very good thing. But it is no doubt a singular vision by a truly underground filmmaker. It is hard to find, but worth the hunt. -James Sinclair 7/07


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