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.
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones,
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.
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.
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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I am a big fan of Robert Duvall. I was so excited to see this film. It is about an old timer (Duval) in rebellion against his pending poverty, separation from his long time home into a trailer park, suddenly going off to "Old Mexico" on a lark for what, it never seems clear. Just as he makes this break out his grandson, whom he had never before met up with, shows up and goes off with him. So the stage is set for a great road adventure with a great actor. Not. This film creeps along, following an old timer who has lots of boring memories, a long life without any details as to what he was, or what he might have accomplished. The plot is really thin, almost invisible. It is by far a turkey film. Duvall is just terrible in this film. The writing is terrible, the supporting actors make no sense to the story. The basic idea of the story is thin to begin with. The film was really disappointing and it was terribly sad to see such a great actor lend himself to such a bad film and deliver such a forgettable performance. This film just made my list of really bad films made by great actors. The writing is very poor, the plot exceedingly thin, the supporting cast forgettable, the director seems to have tweeted in his desires, as there is no craftsmanship in this film anywhere. the only good character in the film is a vintage old red Cadillac, apparently owned forever by the Duvall character. Disappoint and a little bit infuriating, given the expectations we all have for a Duvall film. A truly sad end to a great career, if this turns out to be his last film. Five minutes after the film ends you will not remember what this film was even about.
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