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The Desperate Trail (1995)

Video  -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  1995 (Finland)
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After years of suffering under her beating husband, Sarah decides to no longer take any humiliation or battery - and kills him. For that, Marshal Speakes - her father in law - sentences her... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marshall Bill Speakes
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Jack Cooper
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Sarah O'Rourke
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Walter Cooper
John Furlong ...
Zeb Hollister
Robin Westphal ...
Mamie Hollister
Boots Southerland ...
Scar Face Leader
Joey Hamlin ...
Laughing Boy Killer
Daniel O'Haco ...
Happy (as Danny O'Haco)
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Tommy Donnelly
Jill Scott Momaday ...
Janie
R.L. Tolbert ...
Lean Poker Player
P.J. Pesce ...
Scared Mustachioed Cowboy
Rockne Tarkington ...
Packo
Michael Huddleston ...
Clyde
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After years of suffering under her beating husband, Sarah decides to no longer take any humiliation or battery - and kills him. For that, Marshal Speakes - her father in law - sentences her to the Gallows. During a failed hold-up on the coach she escapes - but Jack Cooper manages to snatch away the transported $2500 from her, which she would have needed to start a new life. So she follows him to get it back. Soon they have to team up against the Marshal, who wants her dead so badly, he doesn't mind breaking the law himself... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Dry Goods Clerk: This jacket is made of genuine India rubber. It distracts the rain completely. Wearing one of these is like having a roof over your head.
Sarah O'Rourke: That's fine for folks too stupid to get out of the rain.
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A Western 'Noir' That's A Bit Different
24 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This western starts out very well, then gets too Rambo-ish, meaning the bad guys can't hit the side of a barn with their shots. Despite that credibility problem, it's a pretty good film with excellent sound, nice cinematography, some interesting special-effects and sound with the gunshots and wounds and a different kind of soundtrack. I needed the TV Guardian with this because there is an excessive amount of Lord's name in vain in here.

Actually, this is a modern-day film noir put in a western setting. Edgy characters played by Sam Elliott (the ultimate cowboy face), Craig Sheffer, Linda Fiorentino (hard-nosed, as always), Bradford Whitford and Frank Whalley.


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