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Sweetwater (2013)

R  |   |  Thriller, Western  |  11 October 2013 (USA)
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In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.


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In the late 1800's, a beautiful former prostitute (January Jones: "Mad Men") is trying to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico. When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader (Jason Isaacs: Harry Potter series), her life is violently turned upside down. She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff (Ed Harris: Pollock, The Hours, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) who has pretty violent tendencies of his own. Written by ARC Entertainment

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Revenge is Sweet.


Thriller | Western


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11 October 2013 (USA)  »

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Sweetwater  »

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During the scene where Prophet Josiah (Jason Isaacs) is walking into church followed by the others to give mass after being confronted by Miguel (Eduardo Noriega) about his sheep. The suns actual lighting coming in through the entrance of the Chapel created the natural rays coming through the doors. The crew got lucky when filming the shot and hurried to start rolling the cameras to capture the actors walking in front of the sunset for the beautiful, natural lighting. See more »


When Prophet Josiah is spreading mud all over Curly's body and face, the amount of mud on his right cheek changes between camera shots. See more »


[first lines]
Sheriff Jackson: Hoo-whee!
Sheriff Jackson: Hoo-whee!
Sheriff Jackson: Hoo-whee!
Sheriff Jackson: Sir, you awaken our good man! Though the night is made for lovin', and the day, she comes too soon, yet we'll go no more a-rovin', boys,
Sheriff Jackson: by the light of the moon. Whoo-leee! Whoo-leee! Whoo-da-leee!
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An excellent cast and very good writing.
13 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This western is good because it has simple details of everyday menial experiences brought into magnified observation like the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarentino incorporate into their films that people personally identify with. Very good writing and directing. The character behavior is realistic for the period with a unique cast of established actors that have a track record of rolls in unusual movies similar to No Country for Old Men. January Jones, Ed Harris, and Mr. Root, the judge, from Justified, add the quirky features you will find worth your time. This is a no-nonsense simple story of detective work with refreshing deviance from stupid Hollywood fare.

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