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The White River Kid (1999)

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Brother Edgar is a generous entrepreneur of low quality socks who hides behind a self-bestowed cassock to avoid the low level corruption of local sheriffs. He has adopted Morales Pittman, ... See full summary »

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Brother Edgar
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Morales Pittman
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Eva Nell La Fangroy
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White River Kid
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Apple Lisa
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Sheriff Becker
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Mummy Weed
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Daddy Weed
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Reggie Weed
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Fergus Kenrod
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Librarian
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Boot Scooters Proprietor
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Brother Edgar is a generous entrepreneur of low quality socks who hides behind a self-bestowed cassock to avoid the low level corruption of local sheriffs. He has adopted Morales Pittman, who has bigger, more illegitimate dreams than Edgar. The two travel about Arkansas, selling their socks and bumping into a variety of simple souls, including the eponymous mythic killer, who has engaged himself to Apple Lisa Weed and disavowed his life as a murderer. Morales Pittman joins forces with Miss Apple Lisa's dim-witted brother, Reggie, to extort money from the local bumpkins, to the annoyance of the reigning provider of "protection," Mr. Pines. Things come to a head as Edgar finds himself falling for the blind Eva Nell, who manages the best teahouse in Arkansas and Morales becomes more jealous of the place the Kid has taken in Edgar's heart. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes it's hard to tell the saints from the sinners.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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12 November 1999 (Spain)  »

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White River  »

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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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How Come I Ain't Dead
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Very Entertaining
4 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some of my favorite people in real life are the quirky ones. They're what make life interesting rather than one gigantic bore. That's the main reason I love this film and can watch it over and over without getting tired of it. It's a rare film that can do that to me.

There are few characters, if any, of what most folks would call "normal" in this movie. Every character is quirky in one way or another. Even characters who only have a line or two then are never seen again are quirky in their own little way. That is taking a gamble by the director and sometimes fails, but it works to a tee here.

Read the list for the well known actors names and some not so well known, but one thing is continuous throughout the film; they all had a ball making it. What a pity it has so few fans.


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