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The Gundown (2011)

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Seeking revenge and justice, Cole Brandt finds himself in the lawless town of Dead River where he is faced with one last bloody showdown for freedom in order to protect The Majestic Saloon and a beautiful woman.

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Cole Brandt
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Thomas Morgan
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Sarah Morgan
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Travis McCain
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Tug O'Dell
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Lilly Morgan
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Sheriff Deets
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Newman Hicks
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Dulce de la Rosa (as Veronica Diaz)
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Blacksmith (as Bill Crouch)
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Balcony Thug
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Cassey May
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Kemp Reeves
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Towns Lady
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In 1889, a reclusive gun-for-hire, Cole Brandt, travels the barren Arizona desert bringing wanted fugitives to justice, dead or alive. He drifts from town to town, hunting down and seeking revenge on the men who killed his wife and child five years prior. When his travels take him to the lawless town of Dead River, he signs on to protect The Majestic Saloon, owned by Thomas Morgan and his wife, Sarah. Brandt soon meets a beautiful, innocent prostitute, Cassey May, who works at The Raven, the local brothel and hotel. Travis McCain, the owner of The Raven, is an outlaw who has taken control of Dead River, leaving the residents to live in fear of McCain and his rogue group of men. McCain soon learns about the relationship between Brandt and Cassey May, and threatens Cassey May with her life. Cassey May defies McCain, escaping The Raven, seeking protection with Sarah and Brandt at The Majestic Saloon. Brandt is then faced with the dangerous task of defending Sarah and Cassey May, with no ... Written by Anonymous

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The Day Has Come

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The movie set location is in Gammons Gulch, Arizona, in a specially constructed Western-style town for tourists and commercial enterprises. The saloon was newly built for the movie. See more »

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When Dulce and Travis are in the room making love, whip marks can be seen on Dulce's back. When Dulce (wearing an off-the-shoulder top) falls down in the street after the dynamite explosion, there are no whip marks. See more »

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Independent western with all the right stuff.
25 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I was really impressed with the overall quality of this little gem. It's hard to make a western these days, especially on an independent film budget. Director Dustin Rikert pulls it off with aplomb! Interesting shots and snappy pacing keep your eyes glued to the screen. It really feels hot and dusty like a good western should. Some great sets and production design. Fine performances all around by the cast, and some excellent stunt work. Fans of the genre won't be disappointed. It's a fun story with classic western elements and is well worth your time. Good escapist fare. Makes me want to see more independent film makers take a shot at a truly under represented tradition in modern cinema. Grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy.


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