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The Outsider (2002)

A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.

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A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.

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Rated R for some violence and a scene of sexuality

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The hauntingly beautiful background music in the movie was mostly Norwegian folk songs - Bla Tonar Fra Lom & Jenta I Saueflokken and although, the "Plain People" in the movie appear to be something like Amish or Mennonites - there were no Norwegian settlements of this kind in the US. Most of these groups came from Germany & Switzerland. Most Norwegians coming to the US during this time period were Lutherans. Also, the hymn they sing during the barn religious ceremony was sung in Norwegian. See more »

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The bullet that the doctor extracts from Johnny Gault is a modern style - a semi-wadcutter. Most pistol bullets in the 1880s were round nose style. See more »

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romantic western about a religious woman and a gunfighter.
13 January 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In this western everything works very well from beginning to end. It works well as a romance, it also shows with sensitivity the problems people who belong to closed religious groups face when they don´t follow the rules. And on top of it all it is also a western with plenty of action, so it should please just about everybody. Naomi Watts is absolutely great as the religious woman and Tim Daly is also very good. Don´t miss it.


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