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Prairie Fever (2008)

Drunken ex-sheriff Preston Biggs gets a ticket out of the jail-house and a fistful of cash to escort three half-crazed rejected mail-order brides to the nearest train back east. Along the ... See full summary »

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Abigail
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Lettie
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Blue
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Charlie
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Drunken ex-sheriff Preston Biggs gets a ticket out of the jail-house and a fistful of cash to escort three half-crazed rejected mail-order brides to the nearest train back east. Along the way he teams up with a spunky, crooked lady gambler who wants to go straight and is running from her villainous husband Lance Henrickson. Written by NoOneInPaticular

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Justice is only one bullet away.

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29 March 2008 (USA)  »

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$1,900,000 (estimated)
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The distinctive purple dress worn by Abigail at the hotel dinner is the same dress worn by the character of Dorothy Jennings in the TV show 'Dr Quinn: Medicine Woman'. See more »

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Shortly before the revenge-seeking riders catch up to the wagon, radial tire tracks are clearly visible in the dust of the road. See more »

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Missed it in the cinema. Just watched it on TV. Excellent movie!!!
12 April 2010 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I nearly didn't watch this movie as I had originally thought that it was going to be 'just another Western' - However it quickly became apparent that this was far from the case, and I am glad to say that I did stay to watch it.

I won't go into the story line - this can be found in the synopsises provided by other reviewers, here on these pages, except to say that, historically, the core characters portrayed the situations of far too many women of those times, and since, both in the States and elsewhere in the world.

The central characters, played by Dominique Swain (Abigail), Jillian Armenante (Lettie), Felicia Day (Blue), Jamie Anne Allmande (Olivia Thibodeaux), and Kevin Sorbo (Sheriff Preston Biggs), are well portrayed and 3-dimensional, with excellent negative foils being provided, particularly by Lance Henriksen (Monte James, gambler and ex-partner of Olivia), and Don Swayze (gun fighter James).

In all, in my opinion, a great storyline, well told, and which evolved with sensitivity as the main characters backgrounds were revealed and come to terms with as the plot moved towards its conclusion.

As already expressed by another reviewer: I thank the entire production team, it was a great movie, and I loved it!


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