Fact-based bio of early film director-producer, Bill Tilghman (Sam Elliott). Tighman was a real life cowboy, who rode with the Earps & faced down countless bad guys. When he turned to films, he was determined to make authentic Westerns, rather than the fake carrying on of Tom Mix & other Western movie stars of the day. The only problem was that no one wanted to see his non-stars in any story. Arliss Howard co-stars as a cocaine-addled law enforcement nemesis of Tighman, who attempts to stop him at every turn. Written by
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America's Last Great Lawman Takes On a New Kind of Outlaw.
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The film was obviously not shot in Seminole Oklahoma as the iron rich dirt is red and there are no small mountains. See more
At the beginning, when they are raiding the moonshiners, a man in gray gets shot in the back with a shotgun, and falls over a barrel. When the camera angle changes, the same man gets shot in the back again, and falls over the same barrel again. See more
He's the first person to ever treat me square. You know what he told me? He said, "You're not a bad man, Joe - you just got drove into a corner." And that's the God's truth to it.