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High Noon (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Western | TV Movie 20 August 2000
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Beattie
Matthew Walker ...
Terry King ...
Henry Munchhausen (as Terry M. King)
Kate Newby ...
Janet Munchhausen
Brian Stollery ...


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 Anonymous

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Courage stands alone.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

20 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vingança de um Pistoleiro  »

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None of the weapons used in the film recoil when fired. This, of course, is due to blanks being used. However, for better realism the actors should have been instructed to simulate recoil by momentarily snapping their wrists upward as each shot is fired. See more »


Will Kane: [after killing one of Miller's men] You should have paid the man, Miller. For dying that hard.
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Tom Skerritt was excellent as Will Kane. Though this production differed from the original, it was very enjoyable mostly due to his performance. I believe he is one of films most underestimated actors. His performance caught the agony of Will Kane's dilemma. His immersion into all his roles came through in this performance also. It is always difficult to reproduce a classic but this was an excellent stab at it. I enjoyed this production very much. Though it could not measure up to Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, it still was a good redo. Tom Skerritt just gets better with age. I hope this production will be shone again soon. It was worth the watch.

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