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A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.
Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.
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When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
Forced to give up his land and his only home, cantankerous Texas rancher Red Bovie isn't about to go quietly to the dismal trailer park that's all he can now afford, and instead goes off with his grandson Gally - son of his long-estranged son Jimmy - for one last wild and woolly adventure during a night in Old Mexico. Written by
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Even though Red has left some time before, Patty has no trouble finding him in the taxi cab. See more »
Part of this movie was shot in Brownsville, Texas, and the building architecture shown is obviously twentieth century American and not Mexican. Also, the drawbridge across the Arroyo Colorado in Rio Hondo, Texas is supposed to be the bridge across the Rio Grande, and the minimal "guard house" style customs buildings shown are reminiscent of perhaps the 1920's, and are nothing at all like the enhanced security buildings and systems used today. See more »
[from his car]
Hey, J.T., how you doin', man. Everything go okay?
[standing in the road, shows what's in his grocery bag]
Bring it here.
Let me see some money first.
Look man, here's the money.
[holds up bag and cocks his gun]
Now bring that stuff over here.
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There is drama, action and some comedy in this but the real reason to watch is Duvall. This is his Gran Torino.
"I have never in my whole life seen someone like you." Red Bovie (Duvall) is a proud rancher who has just lost his farm, land, house and everything he owns. He has also just met Gally (Irvine) who claims to be his grandson. After being shown the trailer which will be his new home Red drives off with Gally and they head for Mexico. Along the way they pick up two hitchhikers which change the course of not only the night but their lives. The first thing I have to say about this movie is that Robert Duvall was the perfect choice. This is his Gran Torino in the way that this seemed like a movie where they turned on a camera and just filmed him being himself for a few days. He is the only real name in this but that does not diminish the movie at all. It started off a little slow but by the end I ended up liking it and was glad I stuck it out. There is drama, action and some comedy in this but the real reason to watch is Duvall. You really can't take your eyes off of him and his casting alone makes the movie better. Overall, a good movie that I did like but Robert Duvall is the reason to watch. I give this a B.
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