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The Virginian (2014)

Not Rated | | Western | Video January 2014
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... See full summary »

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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 Anonymous

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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 »

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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 »

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As a fan of The Virginian series...
11 May 2014 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I guess I had my hopes and expectations up real high, but to me this was really disappointing thing to see.

Some scenes and acting feel really awkward at some points. Steve's whiskey burned voice saves some, but does not make this a great western.

I think that I love The Virginian series as much as I hate this.

This movie:

As just a western - below OK.

As a Virginian - awful.

Don't expect too much with this if you like westerns / The Virginian series.


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