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The Hi-Lo Country (1998)

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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$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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Josepha O'Neil: Old Meesa says that lovers come back as coyotes and cry for the love they've lost.
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Passionate, entertaining western melodrama
17 December 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Hi-Lo Country has it all: male bonding, bar fights, passion and obsession. The characters reflect the brutality and the charm of old ways which refuse to die. Great performances by Woody Harrelson and the younger Billy Crudup who star as lifelong friends whose world made of land and cattle start changing under their feet after their return from World War II.

The Hi-Lo Country is an involving, intense and somewhat nostalgic western which tries to abandon traditional plot lines while using all the classic western cliches. Strongly advised to people who like some "melo" in their "drama".


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