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Angel and the Bad Man (2009)

PG-13 | | Western | TV Movie 5 July 2009
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This remake of the John Wayne classic tells the story of a notorious gunfighter, Quirt Evans (Lou Diamond Phillips), who is wounded and seeks shelter with a Quaker family.

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Quirt Evans
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Temperance
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Loredo
Terence Kelly ...
Thomas (as Terrance Kelly)
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Virginia
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John
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Telegraph Operator (as Michael Teigen)
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Hondo
Scott McNeil ...
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Doc Johnson
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Randy
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Sam
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Steve Carson
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This remake of the John Wayne classic tells the story of a notorious gunfighter, Quirt Evans (Lou Diamond Phillips), who is wounded and seeks shelter with a Quaker family.

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Rated PG-13 for some western violence and a brief sexual reference | See all certifications »
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CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Remake of the John Wayne classic of the same name. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when they are leaving the Telegraph office after Quirt sends his telegram, the office door is alternately closed, open, closed when the telegraph operator is acting like he knows Quirt as he rides away in the wagon. See more »

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You're Not the Man
Composed and Lyrics by Stu Goldberg
Vocals by Jennifer Copping
Arranged and Produced by Stu Goldberg
Zoonga Music, BMI - Publisher
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You Can Get Further With a Kind Word and a Gun Than Wih Just a Kind Word
6 July 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a remake of the classic 1947 John Wayne western about an injured gunslinger who falls in with good company in the form of some Quakers. Full of comedy and broad performances, the original includes some classic bits and a grand performance by Harry Carey Sr. at the end of his career. The people at Hallmark must have been hesitant to greenlight this production, but they manage to produce a pretty good movie as a result and on its own terms.

As with all good remakes, it takes the same material and spins it in a different direction. and the more serious tone of this version does work for the first half, when the contrast between Quirt's life and character is spoken about -- it's handled humorously in the original. Instead, the humor in this version is reserved for the section where Lou Phillips, as Quirt Evans, tries going back to his old life. The attempt to play comedy as Phillips grows more dissatisfied and disgusted with his fellow associates does not, alas, quite work.

It does remain a good character study, and among the supporting cast, a special note should be taken of Winston Rekert who plays the Harry Carey role -- a sheriff who had hoped to hang Quirt with a new rope. His is the toughest act to follow, and he manages it very nicely.


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