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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
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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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Fantasy | Western

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Purgatory West of the Pecos  »

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Final film of R.G. Armstrong. 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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Coachman: Climb aboard, Sonny.
Leo "Sonny" Dillard: [Looks at Rose] Do I have to?
Coachman: You got nothing left to prove.
Leo "Sonny" Dillard: I want to stay.
Forest: Refuge is a place of hard rules, Sonny.
Leo "Sonny" Dillard: I know what it is. I think I'm going to make it.
Coachman: [to Sonny after Forest pinned the Sherriff badge on Sonny and climbed onto the stagecoach] Your seat'll be here when you want it.
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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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