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Director:
Writer:
Piotr Uklanski (screenplay)
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The First Polish Western
Plot:
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Boguslaw Linda ... The Sheriff

Karel Roden ... The Stranger
Katarzyna Figura ... The Woman

Val Kilmer ... The Wanted Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Aubrey ... (voice)
Anna Baniowska ... Dying Young Woman
Marek Barbasiewicz ... State Marshall
Luke Carpenter ... Telegram Boy
Jerzy Cnota ... Town Folk #1

Steve Daly ... (voice)
Slawomir Doniecki ... Dead Body
Lech Dyblik ... Cross-Eyed Man
Grzegorz Emanuel ... Rat Faced Man
Alison Gingeras ... Naked Ass Girl
Roger Heathcott ... (voice)
Michael Jurewicz ... Running Man

Romuald Andrzej Klos ... Zawiadowca stacji
Rafal Mohr ... The Shop Assistant
Jerzy Rogalski ... Shopkeeper
Andrzej Róg ... The Mexican
Andrzej Szenajch ... Town Folk #2
Jan Urbanski ... Stable Boy
Krzysztof Zaleski ... Fat Man
Miroslaw Zbrojewicz ... The Boxer
Bartosz Zukowski ... The Blonde Man

Michael Klesic ... Voice (uncredited)
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Directed by
Piotr Uklanski 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Piotr Uklanski  screenplay

Produced by
Staffan Ahrenberg .... producer
Gavin Brown .... executive producer
Massimo DiCarlo .... executive producer (as Massimo De Carlo)
Stuart Ford .... executive producer
George Lindemann .... executive producer
Emmanuel Perrotin .... executive producer
Maciej Skalski .... line producer
Hamish Skeggs .... producer
Piotr Uklanski .... producer
Cathy Vedovi .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
India Czajkowska 
Karel Holas 
 
Cinematography by
Jacek Petrycki 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Horton  (as Mike Horton)
 
Casting by
Weronika Migon 
 
Production Design by
Ewa Skoczkowska 
 
Art Direction by
Roman Tarwacki 
 
Costume Design by
Ewa Helman-Szczerbic 
 
Makeup Department
Janusz Kaleja .... makeup artist
Marcin Rodak .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Andrzej Besztak .... production manager
Jerzy Mizak .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paulina Barenska .... third assistant director
Weronika Migon .... first assistant director
Hamish Skeggs .... second unit director
Magdalena Szwarcbart .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Wojciech Kocemba .... stand-by props
Tomasz Pietrzak .... stand-by props
Andrzej Rychtarczyk .... construction coordinator
Grzegorz Rzepecki .... prop buyer
Ryszard Szymanski .... stand-by painter
 
Sound Department
Katarzyna Dzida .... sound recordist
Ivo Heger .... sound re-recording mixer
Kazimierz Jastrzebski .... boom operator
Jerzy Matusiak .... boom operator
Andrea Veselková .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Paul Molnar .... effects hair: KNB
 
Stunts
Slawomir Doniecki .... stunt double
Tomasz Lewandowski .... stunt performer
Zbigniew Modej .... stunt coordinator
Zbigniew Modej .... stunt double
Tomasz Przybysz .... stunts
Andrzej Slowinski .... stunts
Sylwester Zawadzki .... stunt double (as Sylwester Zawadski)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcin Brzezek .... dolly grip
Krzysztof Golabek .... camera operator
Jan Kozlowsky .... camera loader
Remigiusz Kubiak .... grip
Jacek Kurowski .... gaffer
Jakub Lubniewski .... camera operator
Janusz Nogal .... electrician
Sebastian Obuchowicz .... focus puller
Tadeusz Obuchowicz .... focus puller
Jakub Sierputowski .... electrician
Mateusz Skalski .... still photographer
Ryszard Szymanski .... grip
Piotr Trzebinski .... still photographer
Adrian Tujak .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Steve Daly .... additional casting
Piotr Szczerbic .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katarzyna Lewinska .... costume assistant
Eleonora Owsianka .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Cezary Grzesiuk .... assembly editor
Sebastian Korwin-Kulesza .... assistant assembly editor
Andy Mortimer .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Matt Biffa .... music clearances
 
Other crew
Wojciech Tomasz Biernawski .... consultant: horses (as Tomasz Biernawski)
Troy Boleyn .... dialogue coach (as T.G. Boleyn)
Lidia Ciszewska .... production assistant
Shane Daly .... making-of
Malgorzata Dedek .... production accountant
Elzbieta Heleniak .... production accountant
Jane Jackson .... script supervisor
Agnieszka Kik .... production assistant
Andrzej Kostrzewa .... animal wrangler
Halina Malek .... production secretary
John Millar .... unit publicist
Roberto Moirachi .... production assistant
Piotr Pacula .... making-of
Anna Palka .... location manager
Kazimierz Wróblewski .... armorer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dead Man's Bounty" - USA (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, sexual content and language
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94 min
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Trivia:
Val Kilmer was approached at a film festival in Europe by the producers of this project. They opened a bag of US$50,000 cash and offered it to him if he gave them 1 day of shooting without any lines. He took the job.See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Unbelievably bad…, 3 June 2008
Author: Michael DeZubiria (wppispam2013@gmail.com) from Luoyang, China

I had never heard of Dead Man's Bounty when I saw it at the DVD store a few weeks ago, and I thought I had stumbled upon an unrecognized gem, since it had Val Kilmer in it in a truly unique role. Sadly, it wasn't more than ten or fifteen minutes into the movie that I realized that this is a disaster of epic proportions. The first clue you will see of how genuinely awful this movie is comes near the beginning, when you have a bunch of dirtbags in an old saloon laughing like a bunch of hyenas in a scene that goes on about five times too long. It's unbelievable how bad it is. And sadly, it doesn't get any better.

Val Kilmer is featured prominently on the movie's cover box, maybe to trick you into thinking that he has a role in the film, but unfortunately his bizarre role as a dead man is overlooked in favor of focusing on a bunch of half-wit crooks and the most inept conceptualization of a unique town sheriff that I've ever seen in a movie. He's played by Boguslaw Linda, who is unable to or uninterested in covering his Polish accent, immediately making it impossible that the movie is meant to take place in the American old west.

Does Poland have this type of frontier past? I don't know. My knowledge of Polish history is not my strong point, but I can tell you this, The Sheriff, as he is known in the movie, is the worst representation of law enforcement that I can ever remember seeing in a movie. He is introduced in a truly ridiculous scene where he is wearing some kind of blindfold and a roomful of men take turns punching him in the face. Before they start hitting him, he explains that they can each hit him once, and then, after the first round, they will each hit him again, and if he can identify who is throwing the punches, they lose. What the hell is this crap? I am completely at a loss to explain why a scene like this would ever be put into any movie.

Throughout the movie, the Sheriff continues to appear more and more beaten and bruised and drunk and battered, until ultimately he does nothing but show up occasionally, stumbling on screen and mumbling "not…without...the law…" You see, there is a lot of talk and preparation for a hanging, the details of which are as meaningless as the rest of the movie.

It takes place, by the way, in a town that consists of nothing more than two ramshackle wooden buildings facing each other across a flattened bit of dirt that is more of a path than a road. My understanding is that it is a part of Poland that is supposed to look acceptably enough like the American southwest, where none of the characters, except maybe the dead guy, could possibly have come from.

I have heard that Val Kilmer accepted the role because he was intrigued by his unique role, and also by director Uklanski's minimal use of dialogue in favor of a reliance on cleverly timed juxtaposition of images in unique visual montages.

Yeah, whatever.

Seems to me that Kilimer was unable to overcome what must have been the truly satisfying feeling that he must have gotten when he was offered the role. Personally, I would really feel that I had reached quite some level of success if someone approached me and offered me probably a few hundred thousand dollars to come and lay still for a while. I like to think that he didn't even read the script for this mess, because if he did I am at a total loss to understand why he accepted the role.

At any rate, the movie opens with a man bringing in the corpse of a man, played by Kilmer, seeking the reward. Soon he finds himself embroiled in a ludicrous love story involving the town prostitute, the alcoholic Sheriff, and lots of mayhem involving a series of stupid, stupid characters.

There is also a extensive and preposterous lack of understanding of American rituals. In one scene, a man cuts a cherry tomato in half and squishes the halves into Kilmer's eyes (for what reason, I can't imagine), and then later, a man makes a short speech over Kilmer's corpse, in which he explains that he was "one of the finest men we ever had," and then he proceeds to lop his head off with a shovel. What the HELL??

Not convinced yet? Here are some more reasons not to watch it. In one scene the Sheriff appears to be covered with ash, except for the perfectly clean areas around his eyes and what can only possibly be described as bright red lipstick. A man gets a head wound that drenches his head and body in blood. In a daze, he cauterizes it with gunpowder. Smart. Near the end, the Sheriff appears to have a broken arm. Sitting at the bar, he puts a rope around his neck and connects it to his injured arm, and uses his good arm to pull on the rope, lifting his shaking beer glass in his bad arm to his mouth, rather than using his good arm to drink. Also smart.

Why doesn't he just use his good arm? I have no idea. That, like everything else in the movie, makes no sense whatsoever, like the title. Summer Love? Are you kidding me? Avoid this mess at all costs.

In the meantime, here's something for the IMDb Goofs page –

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers) : This movie got made. HA!

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