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Seraphim Falls (2006)

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At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.


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In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon, resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. What is the reason for the hunt; what connects Gideon and Carver? What happened at Seraphim Falls? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Never turn your back on the past. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 April 2007 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Bодопад Ангела  »

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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$155,560 (USA) (26 January 2007)


$413,877 (USA) (2 March 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Richard Gere was originally cast as Gideon. He dropped out three weeks before shooting to do The Flock (2007). See more »


When Carver arrives at the railroad camp and is talking to the foreman, the position of his horse varies depending upon whether it is a close shot (horse is directly behind Carver) or a longer shot (horse is off to Carver's right). See more »


[first lines]
Hayes: Well, we definitely got I'm. I wouldn't say gut shot, but got 'im pretty good.
Pope: He didn't even take his rifle. Horse run off though.
Hayes: It's cleared up some. Why don't we get a move on.
Carver: Let him bleed...
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Stacked Them Up in Piles
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the best western in a decade or so
24 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Liam Neeson as Carver is hunting Gideon (Pierce Brosnan) through the wilderness of the old west, in this minimalistic western that takes place a little after the Civil War. Very well acted by all involved, and I found myself enjoying it quite a lot. At 2 hours, the film hardly feels it and is seems like a fast watch, never wearing out it's welcome (although coming close to it around the end due to the cameos of Angela Huston and Wes Studi, both parts felt forced and didn't jibe with the film in any way) Aside from that, if you're a fan of the Western genre, you'll find much to enjoy in this one. It's probably the best we've had in a good decade or so. To say Writer/ Director Ancken hit his stride here wouldn't be the right word (I've yet to see his short "Bullet in the Brain", but hear it's excellent), but it IS the film that really made me take notice of his talent and I strongly await whatever he has up his sleeve next.

My Grade: A

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