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Dead Man's Burden (2012)

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A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.


(as Jared Moshé)


(as Jared Moshé)
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Cast overview:
Wade McCurry
Martha Kirkland
Heck Kirkland
E.J. Lane
Three Penny Hank
Sheriff Deacon
Archie Ainsworth
Ben Ainsworth
Joe McCurry
WC Claymore


A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.

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Reeling from a Civil War that divided both their country and their family, a brother and sister reunite on the western frontier only to uncover each other's unforgivable secrets.


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Release Date:

3 May 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

To fortio tou nekrou  »

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2.35 : 1
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The rifle Wade McCurry gives Heck Kirkland is a Henry Model 1860 Repeating rifle, which fired the .44 Rimfire. Heck recognizes it as a weapon carried by Union troops. See more »

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Utterly Simple Yet Exceptional
11 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dead Man's Burden is a low budget independent film that follows the story of a family post Civil War. I was impressed by Jared Moshé's directing and writing and while there is room for improvement I believe he does hold much skill and knowledge for film. The film location alone of New Mexico adds intrigue and beauty as well as capturing the tone of a traditional Western. Barlow Jacobs and David Call were decent, however at times rather cheesy. Clare Bowen gives a standout performance as Martha Kirkland. I hold high hopes for her in the future as she continues Nashville and works on future projects. All in all this film is worth viewing at least once and I urge you to give it a chance.

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