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The Far Side of Jericho (2006)

Jericho. In the 1880's. Three women of the wild West, widows of an outlawed gang of brothers recently hanged, find themselves running for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, ... See full summary »

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Suzanne Andrews ...
Maxine Thornton
Judith Burnett ...
Claire Thornton
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Bridget Thornton
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Jake
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Van Damm
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Cash Thornton
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Madame de Boks
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Greta Van Dam
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Jericho. In the 1880's. Three women of the wild West, widows of an outlawed gang of brothers recently hanged, find themselves running for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, mystical Indians and a hornet's nest of villains - all are convinced that our mismatched widows hold the key to the whereabouts of their husbands' missing bank loot and a mysterious treasure. Along the way, the women must find the courage to trust, care and kill for one another, blazing the trail to their destiny. A destiny buried on The Far Side of Jericho. Written by Anonymous

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Three women. One treasure. Lots of bad guys.

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Western

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Rated R for violence including a rape, and for language | See all certifications »

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10 December 2006 (USA)  »

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Todesritt nach Jericho  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Con trails seen in the sky several times during the movie. See more »

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[as the dead bank robbers are rolled away from the scaffold]
Van Damm: Those sons of bitches stole all the money in town!
Jake: They ain't givin' it back now.
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Belle Starr
Music and Lyrics by Jack Gadberry
Performed by Jack Gadberry
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Handsome Production Squandered On Bad Script And Obnoxious Leads
21 December 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

When three outlaw brothers are hung after a bank robbery, their put upon, over-the-hill wives go hunting for the gang's stashed loot, using their husband's rawhide treasure map. Following them is mean sheriff Patrick Bergin and sleazy preacher/hangman James Gammon.

Sure, this gets high marks for casting three real women in the leading roles instead of the usual dull assemblage of models and twenty-somethings that usually plague these modern feminist westerns, but the ladies are terrible and their unlikable, unsympathetic character's brassy banter is obnoxious, growing quite tiresome quickly. Needless profanity and the "ladies" crude talk about people's balls and stuff are a poor substitute for good dialog!

The decision on the part of the filmmakers to have the women's husbands turn up as ghosts is pretty darn silly and throws out whatever little credibility this has left.

However, the rest of the cast is great. Bergin is good, as is the cameo appearance by C. Thomas Howell, while Gammon is the best thing about the movie and the cinematography, sets, costumes look more like they belong in a top Hollywood production instead of a dreadful B-movie like this.

I say bring the director, producers, and cinematographer. Give them a better screenplay and fire the women. Replace them with some of those twenty-something models I was talking about.


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