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The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, History | March 2011 (USA)
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The story of how 'Hell's Gate' at Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas came to have its name. Relive the story of how three outlaws' expeditions and encounters through historical 1870s Texas were remembered for a lifetime.








Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Edwards
Kid Called Kelly
John St. Helens
Katherine Prescott (as Jenna Dewan)
James McKinnon
J.H. Gordon
Jones Moon (as Billy McNamara)
Johnny Moon
Corey Knipe ...
The Russian
Sheriff Michaels
August Edwards

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Surrounded by whisky-fueled outlaws and a treacherous wilderness, how is one to survive? Based on real events, this Texas based tale uncovers the mystery of the events surrounding the legendary Hell's Gate, a cliff formation that rises out of Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas. When a curious errand boy catches wind of one of America's most infamous crimes, he falls in with two desperate men on the wrong side of the law. Crossing paths with some of the West's most notorious figures, these three outlaws fight for their lives in the pursuit of fame and riches. Few are to be trusted, as their interwoven stories prove that everyone has a hidden agenda, and by no means is anyone innocent. Fueled by a talented ensemble cast THE LEGEND OF HELL'S GATE blends legend and history into a Western spectacle that recounts the treacherous existence in post Civil War Texas. Written by Andy Anderson

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, brief language and partial nudity | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Legend of Hell's Gate  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Ever feel embarrassed for someone else?
5 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film was comical, embarrassing to watch, and thoroughly steeped in the laughable tea bags of ego-maniacal behavior which forces some (non)individuals, despite nearly all historic evidence pointing to the obvious consequences, to act/write/direct within the same film.

Then, flavor this putrid brew with an advanced-students level of skill/talent, BUT, stir in a full dozen heaping tablespoonfuls of extreme drive and motivation, and you get a film like this arse-gravy on celluloid. (Cept, it's shot with a glorified video camera, so no celluloid) Is it ready to drink? Not yet. Also make sure to embrace everything which is lovely about the lowest cost "digital cinema" production value outside of shooting it with consumer handy-cams, throw in some shockingly dreadful attempts at emulating the "big boys" (which is all this "film" really is, a student-level hyper-driven no-talent attempting to play grown-up) ....and enjoy the delicious cocktail you've just bent over backwards to consume.

Add an Irish accent straight out of a Lucky Charms commercial, if the brew needs additional flavor.

How on earth could someone be proud of this? Delusion is the strongest force of nature. And those behind this wretched project will, of course, find endless and inventive reasons behind its lack of success.

Sadly, they wont touch upon any of the relevant ones though, will they?

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