Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") and Brendan Penny (Ring Of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by...
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »
Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") and Brendan Penny (Ring Of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by powerful cattle baron Judge Henry (Perlman), South, aka "The Virginian" (Adkins), lives his life as a ranch enforcer with bravery and steely determination. When a big-city writer (Penny) raises questions about the fierce treatment of rustlers, South is quick to defend the brutal realities of the "Code of the West." But as he looks deeper into the latest string of rustling and finds his convictions questioned by a pretty new schoolteacher (Victoria Pratt, Mutant X), South begins to wonder if the Judge had ulterior motives in raising him to a life of bloodshed and violence in this explosive, action-loaded epic on the open range. Written by
While the movie description does not portray the time period of the movie itself, most would agree The Virginian was set the late 1800's, and the original book The Virginian was written in 1902. At 1:00:30 in the movie, the character known as "Steve" is shown cutting the barbwire fence at High Lonesome using a pair of Hammerhead Fence Pliers (in close-up at 1:00:30). According to sources cited on ToolGuyTalk.blogspot.com and ToolGuy.com, the Hammerhead Fence Plier was not invented and patented until 1905 by Hubert L. Wright. See more »
When Sheriff Broyles gets shot and falls down, you can see that the soles of his boots have tread, and a modern insert of bright yellow rubber. See more »
If you rent this expecting to see the old Virginian forget it. This a realistic like simple movie of what it may have been like in some areas. The act was very good. As for Adkins I have heard of him, never heard him sing (no singing here) but he was convincing. All acting was quite good. Ron Pearlman gave his typically excellent performance.
The woman playing the teacher was adequate although her part was limited and the man that played the writer was excellent.
Eight may be a bit high but I don't usually like westerns. It's a simple movie with a simple style. I still don't like country/western music.
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