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15 March 2008 (USA) See more »
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A Fight is Always in the Cards See more »
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Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Borgnine Back In The Saddle For Western At 91
 (From WENN. 15 June 2008, 7:47 AM, PDT)

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While it didn't always succeed, at times I admired the effort See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Craig R. Baxley 
 
Writing credits
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Ronald M. Cohen 
Dennis Shryack 

Produced by
Matt Fitzsimons .... co-executive producer
Erik Heiberg .... line producer
Larry Levinson .... executive producer
Nick Lombardo .... co-executive producer
Michael Moran .... co-executive producer
James Wilberger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gary Chang 
 
Cinematography by
Yaron Levy 
 
Film Editing by
Christine Kelley 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
Amy Beth Reece  (as Amy Reece)
 
Production Design by
Dan Whifler 
 
Art Direction by
Rebekah Bell 
Nate Jones 
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer Goldberg 
 
Makeup Department
Rhonda Dobbins .... makeup artist: day player
Kerry Herta .... makeup artist
Shashana Kaplan .... makeup department head
Isabella Wiley .... key makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Kevin Gieseking .... post-production supervisor
Erik Heiberg .... unit production manager
James Wilberger .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aaron Cosman .... second assistant director
John Isabeau .... first assistant director
Jonathon Miller .... second assistant director (additional photography)
Jesse Sternbaum .... assistant director: additional photography
Jesse Sternbaum .... first assistant director
Kevin Turley .... first assistant director
Bob Wheway .... assistant director: additional photography
Bob Wheway .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Lorie Arms .... props
Sean Brennan .... leadman: re-shoot
Jessica Dahan .... art coordinator
Cassandra Fuote .... on-set dresser
Zack Hiatt .... leadman
Michelle Jones .... lead scenic
David McQuade .... property master
Elizabeth Roath .... set dresser
John Wells .... off-set decorator
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Josh Eckberg .... sound recordist
Margaret Gillespie .... sound mixer
Jeremy Gray .... studio engineer
Rich Novak .... foley mixer
Alan B. Samuels .... sound mixer
Charles Stroh .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Albert Lannutti .... special effects coordinator
Steve Newquist .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Acsell .... digital compositor
Patrick Murphy .... visual effects supervisor
John Peeler .... digital compositor
John Peeler .... visual effects coordinator
Rony Soussan .... technical director
 
Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunts
Craig Baxley Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Ryan Brown .... stunts
Danny Epper .... stunt player
Dan Flannigan .... stunts
Marguerite Happy .... stunts
Ryan Happy .... stunts
Sean Happy .... stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts
Kanin Howell .... stunts
Dennis Keiffer .... stunts
Chris J. King .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sena Kwasi Amengor .... electrician
Bianca Bahena .... second assistant camera
Chris Burket .... second assistant camera
Eric C. Castro .... additional camera operator
Eric C. Castro .... gaffer
Chris D. Chapman .... dolly grip
Michael Chateauneuf .... additional gaffer
Michael Chateauneuf .... best boy electric
Shane Detwiler .... grip
Danny Durr .... lighting technician
Rob Exner .... best boy grip
Josh Harrison .... Steadicam operator
Josh Harrison .... camera operator: "a" camera
Peter Hawkins .... director of photography: second unit
Tom Hunt .... key grip
Matt Kelly .... camera loader
Erwin Landau .... additional Steadicam operator
John Lazear .... camera operator
John Lazear .... director of photography: second unit
Joey Maloney .... camera loader
Hilda Mercado .... first assistant camera
Michael Orr .... dolly grip
Joe Passarelli .... electrician
Ashley Pavicic .... grip
Neil G. Phillips .... grip
Rafael Ramirez .... electrician
Nickolas Redfud .... grip
Brian Silva .... electrician
Andy Steinman .... camera operator
J. Aaron Stinde .... grip
Jaxon Woods .... second assistant camera
Alexander Yellen .... first assistant camera: second unit
 
Casting Department
Christine Babayans .... casting associate
Heather Sirota .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Coffey .... costume supervisor
Kerri Harder .... key costumer
Leslie Malitz .... set costumer
Stephanie Parker .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mike Frenden .... assistant editor
Daphne Raves .... post-production coordinator
Frank Sharp .... post-production coordinator
Mike Witting .... on-line editor
Matthew W. Johnson .... on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Arnold .... driver
Davin Attia .... driver
Michael Callahan .... driver
Michael Lancaster .... driver
Grant Oge .... driver
Michael David Reynolds .... transportation coordinator
Thomas Rohrback .... driver
Michael Whitney .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Carla Anderson .... production coordinator
Lee D. Andrews .... key production assistant
Marcella Bremond .... script supervisor
Abe Brown .... assistant production coordinator
Suzanne Friedline .... additional voices
Jeannette Fuentes .... payroll accountant
Warren T. Goz .... financial consultant
Torrence Hall .... armorer
Carrie Johnson .... production assistant
Marisa La Tour .... production associate
Melissa Leonard .... production assistant
Mathew Lorenceau .... photo double: Rodney Scott
Katie Mack .... assistant production coordinator
Laura Mazza .... production assistant
Stewart McMichael .... financial consultant
Ricky Dean Monsey .... production office staff
Charlie Parrish .... armorer (as H. Charles Parrish)
Amanda Phillips Atkins .... director of development (as Amanda Phillips)
Jenny Siff .... script supervisor: additional photography
Harry Sulzer .... manager: base camp
Mike Tristano .... master armorer
 

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Aces and Eights is known as the "Dead man's hand". It was purportedly the hand held by Wild Bill Hickok when he was shot in the back of the head at the table.See more »
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Continuity: When Noah is seen from behind at the family cemetery, the cemetery and Noah are in full shade, but when the camera is facing Noah, the cemetery and Noah are in full sunlight.See more »

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30 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
While it didn't always succeed, at times I admired the effort, 19 March 2008
Author: TallPineTree from Montana, USA

The railroad is coming and not all people want to sell their ranch to make way for the new rail line. The local officials working for the railroad are violently encouraging the families to sell their ranches at the railroad's price. A railroad official from Chicago has come to help speed matters up, but in a non-violent manner.

Ernest Borgnine is one of the ranchers who are refusing to sell. Working for Ernest Borgnine is a former gunfighter (Luke Rivers / Casper Van Dien) who has tried to leave his violent past behind, and a teenage boy (Michael H. Barnett). Among those working for the railroad is a former gunfighter friend (D.C. Cracker / Bruce Boxleitner) of Luke River.

I generally liked this movie as I favor Westerns. I did feel the script needed more work. I thought there may be a connection between Luke Rivers and the teenage boy - and if there was - I missed the explanation.

Connections/relations/conflicts between other characters could have been developed more. I am uncertain if this is because of the script, the direction, or if the actors didn't have the 'heft' to pull it off. James Stewart, or other 1950s Western actors, had the gravitas to imply much with little.

Because a Mexican shawl is so reminiscent of Clint Eastwood in his 'Man With No Name' spaghetti westerns, Casper Van Dien looked 'wrong' when he took to wearing one late in the movie. Instead of enhancing his gunfighter status, it diminished him in my eyes as he could not compare to Eastwood.

The director has a different visual style. Occasionally his tilted camera angles was distracting. I disagree with his overuse of tight closeups - especially during fight/brawl scenes. I couldn't get involved in the fight/brawl when I only saw the person who threw the punch or the person who received it with no good establishing shots as to which person was fighting who.

I also felt the violent scenes of the railroad enforcers terrorizing the families were too many and went on too long. It was more than I expected from a TV movie. It says something when the credits lists as an actress: "Terrified Woman".

On the plus side, the movie did try to present people on both sides of the conflict being right and wrong, good and bad. You may be right but sometimes it is hard to stop progress. I believe the "Aces and Eights" referred to losing with a winning hand. Within the Western clichés the movie tried to be different, and while it didn't always succeed, at times I admired the effort.

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