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Lone Star (1996)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Romance  -  21 June 1996 (USA)
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When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

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John Sayles' murder-mystery explores interpersonal and interracial tensions in Rio County, Texas. Sam Deeds is the local sheriff who is called to investigate a 40-year-old skeleton found in the desert....As Sam delves deeper into the town's dark secrets, he begins to learn more about his father, the legendary former sheriff Buddy Deeds, who replaced the corrupt Charlie Wade. While Sam puzzles out the long-past events surrounding the mystery corpse, he also longs to rekindle a romance with his old high-school flame. Sayles' complex characters are brought together as the tightly woven plot finally draws to its dramatic close. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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John Sayles invites you to return to the scene of the crime.

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Rated R for brief language, sex and violence | See all certifications »

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21 June 1996 (USA)  »

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Estrella solitaria  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,845,000 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$13,269,963 (USA) (10 January 1997)
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The hands seen laying out the bones in this movie belong to David Glassman, a forensic anthropologist at Southwest Texas State University. See more »

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At the dedication of Buddy Deeds' plaque, it is supposed to be midday (Pilar says she is on lunch break), but long shadows are visible. A few minutes later, by the river, the sun is back overhead. See more »

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[first lines]
Cliff: [cataloging the flora] We got cenizo, that's purple sage, agave, nopal... What's that stuff? Yeah that's it, that's whatchamacallit. That's horse crippler.
Mikey: This place is a gold mine.
Cliff: Lead mine.
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Best Movie of 1996
6 August 2003 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

The flashbacks with Kris Kristofferson are some of the most moving and brilliant scenes on film. He should have got an Oscar nomination. Chris Cooper and Elizabeth Pena have great romantic chemistry. There is so much more going on just besides the mystery of who killed Charlie Wade so many years ago. All the actors are wonderful, in a great setting, and great script. The ending is my favorite part, when the biggest secret of all is revealed. It shows that love can overcome anything. 10/10


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