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The Virginian (2000)

TV-14 | | Western | TV Movie 9 January 2000
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A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.

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A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.

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Times change. Heroes remain the same.

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9 January 2000 (USA)  »

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A virginiai férfi  »

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The quote is actually "when you call me that, smile" from the book. See more »

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When the Virginian gets shot by the rustlers, and falls off of his horse, the position of his arm and head changes between camera angles. See more »

Connections

Version of The Virginian (1946) See more »

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A Modern Western which is easy on the eye, but remains an average effort
21 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I bought this film on video. I had viewed this film before and was a little disappointed but decided I wanted to view it again to make sure, as I do like the western genre and some films grow on you upon repeat viewings.

Unfortunately for me with this film it was not the case. I have grown to respect the lead actors in this film. Diane Lane whom I thought was outstanding in film such as A Walk on the Moon, The Big Town, Must Love Dogs & Unfaithful. Bill Pullman impressed me in The Guilty & Mistrial. I was however sorely disappointed with this routine effort. This is most definitely a family western and you can clearly see it is made for TV. The acting is okay, however the leads are somewhat weighed down by a poor script. On the positive side a lot of the cinematography is stunning, but the film never really rises above its TV roots unlike earlier predecessors such as Lonesome Dove also Coincidently starring Diane Lane. As far as modern westerns go this is not in the league of Open Range, Unforgiven, Tombstone, The Missing etc.


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