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A Town Has Turned to Dust (1998)

Unrated | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Movie 27 June 1998
In a futuristic desert hamlet, a ruthless town boss lynches a falsely accused Native American teen, setting the stage for revolt and a clash with a troubled, drunken sheriff.

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Sheriff Harvey Denton
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Jerry Paul
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Hannify, Reporter from New Angeles
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Ree
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In a futuristic desert hamlet, a ruthless town boss lynches a falsely accused Native American teen, setting the stage for revolt and a clash with a troubled, drunken sheriff. Written by Anonymous

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I tried - I really did
16 May 1999 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

Short of Lang's performance, I could not sit through this film. Lighting, direction, and overall production were horrible, and the story was not developed in a timely fashion. The only saving grace was the lead, who it appeared had little to work with. My call - 1/2 star


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