The story of how 'Hell's Gate' at Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas came to have it's name. Relive the story of how three outlaws expeditions and encounters through historical 1870s Texas were remembered for a lifetime.
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
I saw this movie at a screening in Los Angeles. The creator of this movie is a super talented young guy, Tanner Beard. I think he is like a young Texas Orson Welles as he wrote, starred, directed, edited and produced this movie. It is an ambitious undertaking and he did a great job. The visuals are pure Texas beauty. The acting supports the storyline (which is ambitious) and I enjoyed this little bit of legend and history as a centerpiece for this as Texas has a rich history of legends like this one. Henry Thomas is stunning in his role, looks the part and acts it. Glenn Morshower has a nice turn in this as does Lou Taylor Pucci. Kevin Alejandro is great too as is Eric Balfour. Very Texas, very fun movie!
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