On his last day in office, town marshal Will Kane gets married and plans to retire on a farm but news that paroled killer Frank Miller is coming to get revenge on Kane changes the marshal's retirement plans.
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Jennifer Jason Leigh,
When outlaws on the lam invade the home of an unsuspecting, seemingly innocent, frontier family to hide out for the night, an unexpected game of cat and mouse ensues, leading to seduction, role reversal, and ultimately, bloody revenge.
Chad Michael Murray,
High Noon tells the story of a lawman named Will Kane (Skerritt) who has just married a young bride, Amy (Thompson), promising to leave his dangerous career and settle down for a quiet life. Just as they are about to leave, word comes that a vicious killer Kane had sent to prison years earlier, is coming to town on the noon train seeking vengeance. Kane attempts to rally the town to fight the gunman, but not even his former deputy Harvey (Diamond) is willing to help. Harvey's cowardice infuriates his girlfriend, Helen (Alonso), whose romantic past with both Kane and with the arriving gunman convinces her to pack up and leave town. As the dreaded noon hour approaches, Kane realizes he must stand alone against the coming storm. Written by
All the events in this film are supposed to have occurred in a period of one hour, from 11am until noon. But this would have been impossible in real life; there were simply too many things going for them to have taken place in just an hour. A two or three hour time span would have been more realistic. See more »
[after killing one of Miller's men]
You should have paid the man, Miller. For dying that hard.
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This is a very good movie and Skerrit & Alonso give Cooper & Jurado a run for their money. But, it is not up to the drama, tension & insights into human nature of the original movie. Besides, what is High Noon without the song by Tex Ritter?
Michael Madsen is the definitive bad man. It is too bad his time on screen is so limited.
For what it is, this is a dandy and should be seen & enjoyed by all. Just don't think it will be taking over for the original! No way!
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