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Kiefer and Donald Sutherland share the screen in this brooding western about an embittered gunslinger who attempts to make amends with his estranged father whilst their community is besieged by ruthless land-grabbers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reverend William Clayton
James McCurdy
Frank Tillman
Tom Watson (as Greg Ellis)
Little Ned
James Cleary
Sam Hatch
Graeme Black ...
Hank Plummer
Bob Waters
David McNally ...


John Henry returns to his hometown in hopes of repairing his relationship with his estranged father, but a local gang is terrorizing the town. John Henry is the only one who can stop them, however he has abandoned both his gun and reputation as a fearless quick-draw killer. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 February 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Forsaken  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This marks the second time the Sutherlands play father and son, the first being Max Dugan Returns. See more »


When Kiefer Sutherland first arrives home, in the background you can see a field full of round hay bales. Machines to make round hay bales were not available until the mid 1900s. See more »


[first lines]
Rev. Clayton: Your mother is dead.
[turns and walks back into the house]
John Henry Clayton: [follows him into the house] I did not know that she had passed.
Rev. Clayton: How could you?
John Henry Clayton: If I had known that she had been sick, I'd...
Rev. Clayton: You would've done what? You would've come home if you knew she was dying? But you couldn't come home when she was living, when she was full of hope?
John Henry Clayton: How did she pass?
Rev. Clayton: In my arms, lying beside me in bed. Weeping. Calling out your name.
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Beautifully Made Western
22 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up in the era when the western was king. I really love a great classic western and Forsaken brought me back using classic tropes that many seemed to see as clichés but I welcomed as old friends. The cinematography is gorgeous, the acting is stellar, especially the Sutherlands, Demi Moore and Michael Wincott. At it's heart this movie is a beautiful father and son story, more drama than action flick which is also something I appreciate. As one who has not particularly been drawn to the revisionist western of today, ( zombies? aliens? incredible disgusting violence and nastiness? ) Forsaken was a breath of fresh air.

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