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Defiance (2002)

R | | Western
A man sacrifices everything when a bounty is put on his brother's head.

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Brandon Bollig ...
Will Cross age 12
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John Blade
Walker Deibel
Kenn Drescher ...
Townie
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Ned's wife
John Gerbin ...
Boone
Joe Hanrahan ...
Harms
Charles Heuvelman ...
Laborer
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Molly
John Ross ...
Gus
Mary Schnitzler ...
Woman In Will's House
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Poker player
Craig Thrasher ...
Unnamed outlaw
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Nell
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When a boy's father is brutally murdered by the town's most powerful citizen because he's not willing to knuckle under, the boy devotes his life to avenging his father's death. Years later, he becomes swept up in a vicious cycle of revenge and must sacrifice everything he has to protect himself and his family. Written by bdimag

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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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Tony Twist wasn't the only NHL player to take a part in this movie. Brandon Bollig, while not an NHLer during filming, as of March 29th 2012, is a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Like Twist, Bollig is also considered an enforcer in the league. See more »

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a western for the new millennium, Peckinpah style
25 December 2002 | by (ramat-gan, israel) – See all my reviews

"Defiance" is that rare thing we haven't seen in a while: a western that take its grip and holds the viewer up until the very end. The 80's and 90's have brought us a number of westerns, all spoofs or tributes to the great genre that once was. Unlike those movies, "Defiance" is tight, raw storytelling in the Sam Peckinpah mold. The violence is hard hitting but not derivative and serves only the story. The actors, mostly unknown, bring wonderful performances to the movie. The director does the most of what is most certainly a low budget and the drama and action roll on at a thrilling pace but do not hurt the reflective and emotional side of the plot. A must see for lovers of westerns and of plain good American film-making.


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