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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
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Dolly Sloan / Ivy
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Lamb / 'Lefty' Slade
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Knox
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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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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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Brooks: I was hoping I could hold out until my brother got here, but the old buzzard refuses to die.
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New twist on westerns
15 January 1999 | by (Cincinnati, OH USA) – See all my reviews

New-age spirituality meets an old-fashioned western with success. Acting is great and the movie flows well. Altho' it may have helped to tape it and zap thru' the ads. The good guys vs. the bad guys shoot-out at the end is incredibly well done.


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