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South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)

Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900s. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He ... See full summary »

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Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900s. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He and his partner, U.S. Christmas, journey through the desert to a small town that the ruthless Henry Clan has hit in order to save Casey's love, Adelyne. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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It's A Little Strange Out There...

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,609 (USA) (15 June 2001)

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$16,609 (USA) (15 June 2001)
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Bridget Fonda is the daughter of Peter Fonda, who is also in the film. See more »

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When Valentine is on the porch with the 1887 Winchester lever action shotgun, he loads it, then racks the lever closed; in the next frames, the lever is down, action open again. See more »

Quotes

Valentine Casey: I don't know if I'm certain of my existence, Taylor. Only my intentions.
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Features The Great Train Robbery (1903) See more »

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MOURNING'S LOSSES (ADALYNE'S THEME)
Dwight Yoakam and Jim Latham © 2000
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worth seeing
8 February 2005 | by (verbier, switzerland) – See all my reviews

Westerns are out of fashion but this one is done with feeling and authenticity organically inspired by the casting of actors who themselves have genuine associations with the west, instead of just sticking a cowboy hat on george clooney for eg.

Where another critic has mentioned awkwardness, I think instead that this is a masterful portrayal of the kind of characters who inhabited the real west. They were not articulate or hip.

The pace and the photography are both somewhat indulgent, making this film evocative rather than brisk, though there is plenty of honest and brutal action.

I see two or three movies every day, and this is one of the rare ones which, though no masterpiece, I respect and would even see again.


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