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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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Dolly Sloan / Ivy
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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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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 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. See more »

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A Good TV Movie.
22 November 2000 | by (Sheffield, England) – See all my reviews

This is pretty much a pleasant - albeit unspectacular - film. It is very watchable with a predictable fantasy theme running through it.

The theme of people realising that they are at some sort of halfway house between Heaven and Hell, awaiting divine judgement, is not new and has been well portrayed in earlier films. This film however, reworks the formula in a western setting. It is certainly watchable and is quite well made for a TV movie.


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