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 takes place in 1924. 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
...So a bunch of you old, uh, no offense, you Oklahoma lawmen got fed up and raised your own money to make a picture that told the true story, how it really was back in the early day, is that it?
Mister, there's only one story young folks in this country should understand - that's jist how low and orn'ry and mean the life of an outlaw was then and still is today.