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1 July 2011 (Canada) See more »
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Justice Wears Red
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A lone Mountie has come to town to clean up the crime and corruption after finding an innocent man dead... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The Way of the West
 (From JustPressPlay. 25 July 2011, 12:04 AM, PDT)

'The Mountie' In Theatres on July 1
 (From The Cultural Post. 20 June 2011, 3:00 PM, PDT)

The law wears red in Canadian western The Mountie
 (From QuietEarth. 1 June 2011, 10:48 AM, PDT)

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Not a western, but a drama. And it's not even a good one. See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Andrew W. Walker ... Wade Grayling (as Andrew Walker)

Jessica Paré ... Amethyst
Earl Pastko ... Olaf

John Wildman ... Robert Johnson

George Buza ... Kleus
Tony Munch ... Cobb

Matthew G. Taylor ... Nikolai

Andrey Ivchenko ... Pachek
Kestrel Martin ... Cleora
Maria Williams ... Mirdsa
Lawrence Dublenko ... Oatchko
Veronica Watt ... Anifsa
Joe Zucchiatti ... Mikhail
Dean Williams ... Damoslav
Zvonko Jovanovic ... Uri
Mike Wadsworth ... Rafal
Buck Smarch ... NWMP Rider 1
Richard Beauchamp ... NWMP Rider 2
Ada H. Chan ... Chinese Woman (as Ada Chan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tristan Hopper ... Blin
Kimberly Lung ... Opium Den Smoker
Veronica Watt ... Anitas
Rachel Tam ... Chinese Daughter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Wyeth Clarkson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wyeth Clarkson 
Charles Johnston  written by
Grant Sauve 

Produced by
Wyeth Clarkson .... producer
Phillip Daniels .... producer
Jason Price .... executive producer
Michael Vernon .... co-producer
Andrew Williamson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ivan Barbotin 
Jerome McPeek (co-composer)
Norman Orenstein (main composer)
 
Cinematography by
Rene Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Kerry Davie 
 
Casting by
Christopher Richards 
 
Production Design by
Jim Goodall 
 
Sound Department
Joe Morrow .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham Rogers .... assistant re-recording mixer
Jakob Thiesen .... foley artist
Dante Winkler .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Gagnon .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Campbell .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Walt Biljan .... colorist
Jonas Crawley .... assistant editor
Adam Gagnon .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Jerome McPeek .... additional music by
 
Other crew
David Hamelin .... production coordinator
Riad .... title designer
Derek Robertson .... set production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"The Mountie" - Canada (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence
Runtime:
81 min | Canada:90 min | USA:83 min
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18 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Not a western, but a drama. And it's not even a good one., 24 July 2011
Author: Terry Roehrig II from United States

They bill this movie as a western, but it's actually western-lite. About the only thing that's western about this movie is the fact that some people ride horses and six-shooters are used. It's more of a drama, the cover is very misleading. I was expecting some western action and instead was treated to Mountie justice. There are no saloons or general stores or bandits robbing banks. See those buildings on the DVD cover over there? Not even close. The town in question here is actually six tents and a very poorly built church structure. Very misleading.

The movie takes place in Yukon Territory in 1894. A Mountie, Wade Grayling (Walker), comes upon a little girl, Cleora (Martin), trying to shoot at the ropes of a man who has been hung by the neck out of the tree. Once the Mountie has the man down, he takes him and the girl to the makeshift town. There he meets Kleus (Buza), the town's religious figure and his daughter, Amethyst (Paré). Turns out Cleora is Kleus' daughter, too. The Mountie sees that the townsfolk are sick and decides to stay a few days at the fort much to the chagrin of the priest. While he stays there, he breaks up a dog fighting ring and as he stays there longer, some Russian thugs come and the town is all too willing to put up with them. It would appear that they have a deal with them. The Mountie doesn't approve, tries to show his power and things get heated.

The movie is quite boring. There's not a lot of action and when there finally is some action it just appears out of nowhere and for no reason whatsoever. The editing is so poor that you'll wonder what the hell you're watching a particular scene for after such a brutal scene before. It just doesn't make sense and there's no explanation for the scene that preceded it. It's all over the place. So, it's hard to decipher where exactly he's staying, how long he's been there, what the townsfolk people make of all this and just why exactly he decided to make things right in this town now. How about you mosey on along, go get some reinforcements and come back? I get that he's a lawman and wants justice -- but justice and suicide are two different things. Even after getting the holy hell beat out of him, he continues his way of dealing with things.

There's not much dialog and when the Mountie finally does speak... why does the actor deliver the lines in a slow, gruff tone that you can tell is forced and not his actual speaking voice? It's like a very bad Clint Eastwood impression. I enjoyed the bond that the Mountie shared with Amethyst and Cleora and I enjoyed the scenery of the Yukon Territory -- and that's about it. It's a very slow-moving, very predictable disappointment. More reviews at www.soveryterry.com Final Grade: D+

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