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Sheriff of Contention (2010)

PG-13 | | Western | 8 October 2010 (USA)
After numerous murders disrupt a small western town, a community is left on edge as the sheriff and deputy work together to catch the culprit.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Tom Peavy
Deputy Conley
Wendy Wiltsey ...
Doc Bennett
Eric Scot Frydler ...
The Parson
Steve Johnson ...
Nick Bonacker ...
Mari-jo Davis ...
Parson's Wife
Christy Linden ...
Teacher Betty Coles
Christine Cearfoss ...
Saloon Judy
Young Von Hoff
Brendan O'Mary ...
Doc's Hurt Patient
Mark Landis ...
Red Shirt Gunfighter
Jeff Gorman ...
Bartender Henry
Rancher Von Hoff


After numerous murders disrupt a small western town a community is left on edge. Deputy Conley, who wants the sheriff's job, takes it upon himself to track the culprit down. Investigating multiple leads the sheriff and deputy keep coming back to one lone drifter, Riley. Hoping to catch him in the act they set up a trap. As they wait patiently for their suspect a series of unfortunate events will leave them fighting for their lives. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC

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A Serial Killer Stalks the Frontier



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent content




Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA)  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


A frontier town set was destroyed in the "Witch" fire of San Diego County. This massive fire burned most of the back country of San Diego County and threatened the town of Julian, California burning hundreds of significant buildings and homes. Whitehorse Ranch in Landers, CA volunteered their location to support the completion of the film See more »

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Low Budget Western, Still Pretty Fun

It's obvious there wasn't a lot of cash to be spared during the production of "Sheriff of Contention," but the end result is still a fairly enjoyable little western flick.

The sets and costumes are all great. Some of the actors managed to deliver solid performances (namely Miguel Corona as trigger-happy town deputy). The story feels a little different and unique for the genre by mixing a western with a serial-killer thriller / murder mystery. And even though the direction, SFX, and editing are pretty rough in some areas, the film did manage to keep my interest throughout. (Could've been a little shorter without so many scenes being padded out.)

As a fan of westerns, I'm impressed by what was put on-screen with such an obviously low / micro-budget. It's apparent the filmmakers were looking to churn out a fun, old-fashioned western, no matter how little money they had. And for the most part, they succeeded.

If you're a fan of the genre, it's worth a rental from the 'ol Redbox.

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