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The Hi-Lo Country (1998)

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An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy ... See full summary »

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An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier terrain: the human heart. Written by Anonymous

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A woman like Mona can drive men to extremes.

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Rated R for some sexuality, a scene of violence, and for brief language | See all certifications »
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22 January 1999 (USA)  »

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$17,712 (USA) (1 January 1999)

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$163,810 (USA) (12 March 1999)
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Director Sam Peckinpah tried to get this movie produced for years, but unfortunately he died before he had the chance. See more »

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A Coke vending machine is clearly labeled ten cents. In this part of the country in the late 1940s it would have been five cents. Around 1960 vending machines went to six cents, quite a novelty at the time, requiring two coins to get a Coke. It was later in the 1960s when vending machines finally went to ten cents. See more »

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Pete Calder: I once set out to kill a man. I took pleasure in the thought of his death.
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overall, enjoying, but not without flaws
3 November 2002 | by (near SF, California) – See all my reviews

Overall I enjoyed this movie. It wasn't great, and yet it wasn't bad.

I found Woody Harrelson's acting lacking; something about it just didn't make me believe him as the brash, swaggering cowboy. Billy Crudup's acting was very good and believable. Crudup did such a good job that it made me wish that they'd used someone as good as him for Harrelson's part; it would have the movie a lot better.

The story was a bit hard to swallow; Crudup was in love with the same woman, Patricia Arquette, that Harrelson was, but she was too unlikable and shallow and I couldn't understand how he could have the hots for such a loser of a woman.

The ending had a nice twist; the way the movie started it made you think it was going to end one way but it ended differently than you were led to believe. The ending was also bittersweet which gave it a nice finish.


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