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Ghost Town: The Movie -- Dean Teaster's GHOST TOWN "The Movie", is a unique "Eastern" Western. It is N.C. native Dean Teaster's tribute to his father Robert Doyle Teaster and "Ghost Town In The Sky" theme park...

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Writers:
DJ Perry (screenplay)
DJ Perry (story)
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Dean Teaster's GHOST TOWN "The Movie", is a unique "Eastern" Western. It is N.C. native Dean Teaster's... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward ... Harmon Teaster
Bill McKinney ... Victor Burnett

DJ Perry ... Will Burnett
Princess Lucaj ... Violet Teaster

Rance Howard ... Sheriff Tom Parker

Renée O'Connor ... Little Jack

Tony Becker ... Deputy Tuck

Stella Parton ... Betsy Mae

Terence Knox ... Mayor Emerson Rogers
Sammy Kershaw ... Marshall Morgan Duckett

Charles Edwin Powell ... Young Victor Burnett

Terry Jernigan ... Young Harmon Teaster

Charles Matthau ... Doc Morrison

Dean Teaster ... Digger (as Dean West)

Anthony Hornus ... Captain Ketner

Robert Bradley ... Jim Jumper / Cherokee Clan Spirit

Russ Stine ... James Martin
Jordan Engle ... Cole Sorrells

Bill Steele ... John Burnett

Paul Proios ... Jim Dandy

Fred Griffith ... Whiskey Walters
Greg Mason ... Henry Spits

Tommy Dippel ... Bob Cat Roberts
Tom Chaudoin ... Young Jim Jumper

Austin Two Feathers ... Copperhead

Mark Jones ... Young Digger

Patrick Walker ... Moose
Bill Whitworth ... Jackknife Jack
Randall Godwin ... Smiling Joe

Taymour Ghazi ... Deputy Wilson

Alaska Presley ... Madame Birdie

Robert Shepherd ... Judd
MaryBeth Hampton ... Young Susie Teaster
Jon Bowman ... Pete

Grace Junot ... Linn

Harry Valentine ... Ransom Teaster
David Papenfuss ... Howard

Tammy stephens Teaster ... Susie Teaster
Nathaniel Nose ... Junior
Phoebe Bond ... Young Violet
Ashley Mauney ... Nell
Ralphene Rathbone ... Mrs. Burnett

Kera O'Bryon ... Mrs. Sorrells
Stephen Walkingstick ... Paul
Jacob Holton Stephen ... Dunn
Popcorn Sutton ... Himself
John McElrath ... Moonshiner

Bobby Teaster ... Undertaker Mathias Holland
Ed Mantell ... The Stranger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rooney Baxter ... Town Folk
Sampson Bradley ... Himself
Tim Bradley ... Town Folk
Bill Bradshaw ... Town Folk
Dianne Brown ... Town Folk
Steve Brown ... Town Folk
Phillip Buckmen ... Town Folk
Simone Cabe ... Saloon Girl
Crystal Chambers ... Saloon Girl
Jennifer Chavez ... Saloon Girl
John Conner ... Rough Three
Dawson Cook ... Cherokee Clan Spirit
Sarah Crider ... Town Folk
Richard Dooley ... Town Folk
Sara Dunlop ... Saloon Girl
Patricia M. Fairchild ... Town Folk
Jonathon Dane Feather ... Cherokee Clan Spirit
Judy Ferguson ... Towm Folk
Jacob Franklin ... Kalob
Johnny Freeman ... Outlaw
Mary E. Freeman ... Town Folk
Ron Freeman ... Town Folk
Joseph Gaddis ... Town Folk
Judy Green ... Town Folk
William Gunn ... Town Folk
John Harris ... Town Folk

Eric Holloway ... Taft
Betsy Sue Hull ... Town Folk
Donna Hunkabee ... Town Folk
William Jervis ... Town Folk

Jeff Kennedy ... Stand In Flashback Harmon
Wesley Koenighans ... Town Folk
Michael Koenighaus ... Town Folk
Bill Leatherwood ... Outlaw
Genia London ... Saloon Girl
Mary London ... Town Folk
Eddie Lovelace ... Town Folk
Briana Mashburn ... Town Folk
Kristen Mashburn ... Town Folk
Dan Massey ... Town Folk
Jimmy McCallister ... Town Folk
Mike McDonald ... Town Folk
Patrick McNatt ... US Deputy Marshall Reed Robinson
Brian Merrick ... Shotgun rider
Timothy Mintz ... Town Folk
Roger Moore ... Town Folk
Mark Mounce ... Cherokee Clan Spirit
Keith Potts ... Rough One
Dennis Price ... Town Folk
Diane Price ... Town Folk
Chatea Ray ... Town Folk

Johnny Rich ... Rough Five
Patrick Riley ... Town Folk
Edward Ruthorford ... Town Folk
Charles Swift Hawk Smith ... Cherokee Clan Spirit
Dalton Smith ... Cherokee Clan Spirit
Kenneth E. Smith ... Town Folk
Ted Spidle ... Town Folk
Jess Sutton Jr. ... Town Folk
Rufus Sutton ... Town Folk
Bryan Teaster ... Town Folk
Glen Teaster ... Town Folk
Jason Teaster ... Rough Two
Dennis Therrian ... Piano Player
James Thompson ... Stagecoach driver
Chris Tingen ... Town Folk
Tony Wilburn Walkingstick ... Cherokee Clan Spirit
Larry Walter ... Rough Four
Dometrius Williams ... Town Folk
Gary Woods ... Town Folk
J. Calvin Yoder ... Town Folk
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Directed by
Jeff Kennedy 
Dean Teaster  (as Dean West)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
DJ Perry  screenplay
DJ Perry  story
Dean Teaster  story (as Dean West)

Produced by
Robert Bradley .... executive producer
Bo Buckley .... co-producer
Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward .... associate producer
Taymour Ghazi .... associate producer
Fred Griffith .... associate producer
Anthony Hornus .... producer
DJ Perry .... executive producer
DJ Perry .... producer
Alaska Presley .... executive producer
Dean Teaster .... executive producer (as Dean West)
Tammy stephens Teaster .... associate producer
Harry Valentine .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Dennis Therrian 
 
Cinematography by
David Isern 
 
Film Editing by
Dennis Therrian 
 
Production Design by
James Thompson 
 
Costume Design by
Kathryn Coombs 
 
Makeup Department
Crystal Chambers .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Chavez .... key makeup artist
Holly Sago .... key hair stylist
Holly Sago .... special makeup effects artist
Courtney Vanhoy .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Bo Buckley .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Scott Jones .... first assistant director
Patrick McNatt .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Justin Haskins .... art production assistant
Ed Mantell .... set dresser
Bill McIntosh .... property master
 
Sound Department
Shawn Allred .... boom operator
Jason C. Endres .... additional boom operator (as Jason Endres)
Jason C. Endres .... additional sound mixer (as Jason Endres)
Eric Holloway .... sound mixer
Arvind Krishna .... sound: second unit
DJ Perry .... foley artist
Dean Teaster .... foley artist (as Dean West)
Dennis Therrian .... adr
Dennis Therrian .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Brian Merrick .... pyrotechnician
Brian Merrick .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Andrew Cook .... second assistant camera
Matt DeFago .... grip
Jason C. Endres .... electrician (as Jason Endres)
Jason C. Endres .... grip (as Jason Endres)
Patrick Horne .... key grip
Jefferson Loftfield .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gregg McNeill .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Matt Mosher .... gaffer
J. Michael Whalen .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roger Moore .... wardrobe assistant
A.J. Roberts .... wardrobe supervisor
Danette Vogel .... key set costumer
 
Music Department
Dennis Therrian .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Alice Cannon .... transportation captain
Donna Koenighaus .... driver
David Papenfuss .... driver
Jeffrey F. Smith .... wardrobe transportation
 
Other crew
Matt Baker .... production assistant
Erin Connarn .... script supervisor
Dean Conner .... wrangler
John Conner .... wrangler
John Conner .... wrangler
Tommy Dippel .... wrangler
Brooke Emery .... production assistant
David Eubanks .... head armorer
MaryBeth Hampton .... key set production assistant (as Mary Hampton)
Lesley-Anne Morrison .... script supervisor (as Lesley-Anne Isern)
Justin Soponis .... production coordinator
Magan De'Light Stephen .... craft service
Bobbie Teaster .... wrangler
Jeremy Underwood .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Bill Bishop .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dean Teaster's Ghost Town" - USA (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some western violence
Runtime:
115 min
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Color | Color (hd)
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Little Jack was initially supposed to be played by a male actor, but it was turned into a female role so Renée O'Connor could play it instead of the other female characters, which were a lot smaller.See more »
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Has potential-needs a reedit, 30 October 2008
Author: stgallup from Billings. MT

First of all let me tell you I teach several film classes at a prominent university. One of those classes involves an emphasis on western archetypes in American film. So naturally I'm always interested in any new western that comes out. Ghost Town peaked my interest as it appeared to be a throwback to the classic western. Being as it is and independent film, obviously shot on a lower budget, it is not without it's faults, but unfortunately the major problems are not related to limited funds. The first thing you notice is that it is titled Dean Teaster's Ghost Town. This begs the question: Who is Dean Teaster? According to IMDb this is the first movie he has ever directed, and he did not direct it alone. If you are going to put your name on the title like this, you should actually be somebody. In other words it should be a selling point, not just an ego boost. Once I go into the movie I was pleasantly surprised at how it was shot. The angles, composition, and camera movement were all quite reminiscent of westerns of the 40's and 50's. As another commentator noted, I picked out several instances of whole scenes that were obviously influenced by pictures like High Noon and The Searchers. Bill McKinney, the perennial western bad guy for the last 50 years turned in a very good performance. Herbert Coward, DJ Perry, and Rance Howard all turned in credible performances that added to the classic atmosphere of the movie. The one major problem that Ghost Town had, and judging by previous comments I am not alone in this, was the lack of coherent storyline. It was, at times, difficult to follow the plot. There were so many times when the scenes were apparently pieced together with little regard for the story. The most glaring aspect of this was the constant cutting back to an image of the "dead Suzie Teaster." After several viewings and a close perusal of the credits it became clear that Suzie Teaster was played by Tammy Stephens Teaster. Yes, the main characters have the same last name as the director (who also plays Digger?) And this actress is somehow related to him as well. Confused? Nepotism in film is nothing new. Minor roles are often filled with wives, uncles, sisters and brothers. The problem here lies in the lack of restraint. Judicious use of minor characters is essential for a smooth flowing story. Unfortunately "Suzie Teaster", who does not have much of a full blooded Native Amercan look as much as a a Florida tan, appears way to often, and at inopportune times, which further muddies and confuses the plot.

Ghost Town has all the essentials for a good solid western. A better eye for editing, concentrating on the story, could make this into something very good. As it stands right now, it appears that one of the director's has an ego problem that spoiled what could have been a true classic.

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