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Purgatory (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Fantasy | Western  -  10 January 1999 (USA)
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An outlaw band rides into a town that is actually Purgatory, between Heaven and Hell.

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Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill Hickock
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Doc Woods / Doc Holliday
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Leo 'Sonny' Dillard
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Deputy Glen / Billy The Kid
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Brooks / Jesse James (as John David Souther)
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Rose / Betty McCullough
Shannon Kenny ...
Dolly Sloan / Ivy
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Lamb / 'Lefty' Slade
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Gatekeeper
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Euripides
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Knox
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Badger
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Coachman
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An outlaw band flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. The town is actually Purgatory, and the peaceful inhabitants are all famous dead outlaws and criminals such as Doc Holiday and Wild Bill Hickok who must redeem themselves before gaining admittance to Heaven...or screw up and go to Hell. The residents must either defend themselves against the outlaws and risk eternal damnation... or die a second time. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Fantasy | Western

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Purgatory West of the Pecos  »

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All of the Purgatory residents' assumed names are nature-based: Forest, Glen, Ivy, Rose, Woods, Lamb. See more »

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In the final gunfight scenes, Rose is wearing a plastic hair clip. Plastic wasn't invented until 1907, more than 20 years after James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickock was killed. See more »

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Coachman: The Creator's tough, but he ain't blind.
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Excellent, beautiful, emotional film! Brilliant!
2 March 2007 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

When I was going to see this film, I feared a little bit that this would have too much of a western atmosphere. I decided to watch this because the story seemed very interesting. Director Uli Edel did a very good job directing this. Although this is a TV-movie, and I assume the budget wasn't that big, Uli Edel made a very impressive film. I enjoyed this film a lot. Also the acting was very good. The music is excellent. I recommend this film to everyone. Also to people who generally don't like westerns. This is an amazing film, with excellent acting, beautiful cinematography, beautiful music and a great, touching story! Don't miss this film, it's beautiful!


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