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Dawn Rider (2012)

R | | Western | 29 May 2012 (USA)
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After his father is killed, John Mason is willing to turn the world inside out to find the man responsible. What he doesn't know is the killer might be in his own house.

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Ben McClure
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Rudd Gordon
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Dad Mason (as Ken Yanko)
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Curly
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Greyson
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Bragg
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Sheriff Cobb
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Cattle Jack
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Station Agent Adams
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After his father is killed, John Mason is willing to turn the world inside out to find the man responsible. What he doesn't know is the killer might be in his own house.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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29 May 2012 (USA)  »

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A Difícil Vingança  »

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When John is sitting on the bridge drinking you will see that he drinks all the contents in the bottle. When he throws it up in the air to shoot, liquid suddenly appears in the bottle. See more »

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Remake of Galloping Thru (1931) See more »

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Trail of Tears
Written by Tim Hirota
Performed by Loaf
Courtesy of Rick Dellefield Productions
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" I told you before, I Ain't never been to Cincinnati "
4 June 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In this day and age when the genera of the true Western movie is becoming a rarity, it's difficult to see any which are memorable. Some good examples are 'High Plains Drifter, The Wild Bunch and Unforgiven' where a gunman is remorseful of his past. To that group is this new addition called " Dawn Rider." Growing up I remember the same title on another movie, but nothing as memorable as this offering. Director Terry Miles who also co-wrote the story relates the western tale of a man (Christian Slater) who returns home to his father who unfortunately is killed in a hold-up. His son, being a former Pinkerton detective, silently ponders who might have been responsible. At the same time the son is tracked by a shadowy, but persistent lawman (Donald Sutherland) and his posse who have an outstanding though dubious arrest warrant for him. In addition, the rider has set his eyes on a woman (Jill Hennenssy) who becomes a nurse and friend to him, unaware she is set to marry another man. The rider has a persistent problem in that a group of cowboys in white masks is making themselves known as a ruthless band of killer robbers who are planning for their final confrontation with the law, while the rider remains vaguely unaware how close the danger really is. The movie appears to have been hewn from an authentic western photograph. Indeed, the rustic town is rough-cut, thread bear with all the black and white images of early Americanna, complete with colorful names for the citizens and multiple uses of buildings. The movie itself is believable in mannerism, costumes and even dialog. Slater does well to carry the film to it's inevitable conclusion with Donald Suttherland giving a convincing performance with a surprise ending. Excellent Film. Recommended. ****


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