7.0/10
2,889
57 user 4 critic

Purgatory (1999)

Trailer
0:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
An outlaw band rides into a town that is actually Purgatory, between Heaven and Hell.

Director:

Writer:

(as Gordon Dawson)
Reviews
Popularity
4,795 ( 212)

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Purgatory (1988)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Two Peace Corps volunteers in Africa are framed and put into an oppressive women's prison.

Director: Ami Artzi
Stars: Tanya Roberts, Julie Pop, Hal Orlandini
The Tin Star (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer
Vinyl (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Aging rock group use a young fresh faced punk band to front new recordings to fool the music industry.

Director: Sara Sugarman
Stars: Phil Daniels, Jamie Blackley, Perry Benson
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Judge Jim Scott must contend with the vicious relatives of a murderer he's about to sentence...and his unfaithful fiancee.

Director: Harry Keller
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Joan Weldon, John Ericson
Joe Dakota (1957)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A stranger rides into town and says he is looking for a local Indian. Told he left town, the truth everyone has been hiding comes out including the stranger's true identity.

Director: Richard Bartlett
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Luana Patten, Charles McGraw
Action | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In New Mexico, looking for his son's murderer, Ben Kane takes a deputy marshal's job and runs into young Billy Young who's on the lam.

Director: Burt Kennedy
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, Robert Walker Jr.
Night Passage (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A fired railroad man is rehired and trusted to carry a 10,000 dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea
The Quick and the Dead (TV Movie 1987)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mysterious stranger rides into a homesteading family's life when they are attacked by a ruthless gang.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Sam Elliott, Tom Conti, Kate Capshaw
Sam Whiskey (1969)
Certificate: M Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Laven
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Clint Walker
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A mysterious stranger arrives in the Missouri hills and befriends a young backwoods girl. Much to the dislike of her moonshiner fiancé who has vowed to find and kill his own father.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: John Wayne, Betty Field, Harry Carey
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When ranch hand Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of a powerful rancher, he panics and flees, but the rancher and his vengeful crew hunt Tod down.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Don Murray, Diane Varsi, Chill Wills
The Long Kill (TV Movie 1999)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two aging gunfighters (Nelson, Kristofferson) re-form their old gang to avenge the murder of one of the former members.

Director: Bill Corcoran
Stars: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Chad Willett
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill Hickock
...
...
Doc Woods / Doc Holliday
...
...
Leo 'Sonny' Dillard
...
Deputy Glen / Billy The Kid
...
Brooks / Jesse James (as John David Souther)
...
Rose / Betty McCullough
Shannon Kenny ...
Dolly Sloan / Ivy
...
Lamb / 'Lefty' Slade
...
Gatekeeper
...
Euripides
...
Knox
...
Badger
...
Coachman
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Fantasy | Western

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Purgatory West of the Pecos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

In Purgatory, the people must live in peace for 10 years before being accepted into heaven. However, Wild Bill Hickok died in 1876 and Doc Holliday died in 1887, 11 years later. According to the movie's plot, they could not have been in purgatory together. Unless, Wild Bill Hickok found it hard to live in peace which would keep starting his time over and therefore placing him with Doc Holiday. This problem with living in peace could explain a lot of plot holes reasonably. See more »

Quotes

Doc Holliday: A man sneaks up on 'ya and calls 'ya out, you're gonna react-I don't care if they call 'ya Mary Queen of Scots!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I LOVE this movie
13 December 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love a good western, and this would have to be one of the best I have ever seen. What a beautiful storyline, what a great place Refuge was. I hope that it truly is like that when we pass away. I don't know what those people did (good) that let them go to refuge, rather than straight to Hell, because all of the Blackjack gang (about 30) went straight to Hell, rather than purgatory. I don't know why Jesse James, Wild Bill and Doc didn't go straight to Hell for their sins, but where given a second chance, unlike the Blackjack gang. I actually got this movie without reading the back cover, so I didn't know what to expect. I was so surprised with this movie. I will watch it many times


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Reality Check erikbeale
Dead guy Gunslinger782
poster Flashgore
Music From Purgatory brannigan2k-redneck
2 Questions erikbeale
Discuss Purgatory (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?