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Purgatory (1999)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  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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Deputy Glen / Billy The Kid
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Lamb / 'Lefty' Slade
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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 »

Quotes

Leo "Sonny" Dillard: [Still "alive" after being shot] Funny. It don't hurt none.
Forest: [Realizing] ... Welcome to Refuge, Sonny.
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I don't like westerns but i liked this
16 July 2006 | by (sydney australia) – See all my reviews

This was a really satisfying story with great performances from the actors, even Eric Roberts who usually annoys me.

The basic story is that a band of outlaws heading for Mexico get waylaid in a town called refuge where no pone carries a gun and everyone welcomes them with open arms. But like the rattlesnakes they are, instead of accepting and appreciating this hospitality the outlaws decide to take the town for all it's worth not realising exactly what kind of place they have ridden into.

This film is exactly the type of thing you get when an interesting premise is properly executed. A real treat that I only found by accident on late night TV!


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