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Purgatory (1999)

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

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(as Gordon Dawson)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Deputy Glen / Billy The Kid
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Brooks / Jesse James (as John David Souther)
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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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10 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Purgatory West of the Pecos  »

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1.37 : 1
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In this TV film, Randy Quaid played Doc Holliday, a role previously played by his younger brother Dennis Quaid in Wyatt Earp (1994). 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. 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 »

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Blackjack: [after being shot] I guess I'm one of you now.
Forest: I wouldn't bet on it.
[shoots him again]
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Excellent, beautiful, emotional film! Brilliant!
2 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

When I was going to see this film, I feared a little bit that this would have too much of a western atmosphere. I decided to watch this because the story seemed very interesting. Director Uli Edel did a very good job directing this. Although this is a TV-movie, and I assume the budget wasn't that big, Uli Edel made a very impressive film. I enjoyed this film a lot. Also the acting was very good. The music is excellent. I recommend this film to everyone. Also to people who generally don't like westerns. This is an amazing film, with excellent acting, beautiful cinematography, beautiful music and a great, touching story! Don't miss this film, it's beautiful!


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