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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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Johnny Gault
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Rebecca Yoder
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Noah Weaver
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Doctor Lucas Henry
Thomas Curtis ...
Benjo Yoder
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Ben Yoder
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Fergus Hunter
Grant Piro ...
Woodrow Wharton
Peter McCauley ...
Isaiah Miller
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Ray Childress
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Mose
Aaron James Cash ...
Samuel Miller (as Aaron Cash)
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Abram Miller
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Levi Miller
Kim Knuckey ...
Sheriff Getts
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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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Drama | Romance | Western

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Rated R for some violence and a scene of sexuality

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10 November 2002 (USA)  »

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El forastero  »

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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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When Woodrow is laying on the ground after being thrown from his horse and Johnny is holding his own rifle on him, a con trail can be seen in the sky over Johnny's shoulder See more »

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Terrific job by Daly/a departure from his usual type-casting
30 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tim Daly looks GORGEOUS as the tough gunslinger with a past. He's rough-edged but with eyes that can be soft. I know its a true western genre flick, but sometimes they're comfortable and comforting. I was amazed to discover that Tim Daly can act ... and that he's strong looking and sexy. Must have been the face-hair and dirty clothes! (He should NEVER go back to the clean-shaven, current-day business clothes look.) The story builds beautifully toward a seemingly breathless relationship between Johnny Gault (Tim's character) and Rebecca (Naomi Watt, who also did a fine job of raising this piece from routine to intriguing). The way their affair (?) is handled, the pacing, the twists along the way - leaving you never sure if they'll actually get together or not (and predictable as I thought the story was seeming, I really didn't know 'til the end) - made this a "cut above" and I very much recommend it. It might seem like a chick-flick at first, but the manly/awkward-yet-tender/sensuous way Tim/Johnny approaches the seemingly foreign nuances of a love affair might give some much needed lessons to modern guys.


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