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The music should co-star w/George Clooney in this wonderful movie about
Depression-era escaped cons, traipsing thru rural Mississippi. The
screenplay is an adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey, as cited in the opening
credits. Very strong performances by Charles Durning, John Goodman, John
Turturro. Holly Hunter was a big disappointment, however. She appeared,
almost as an after thought.
The photography was beautiful, evocative of hot, humid summers in the South. Many scenes were sepia-toned, reminiscent of Butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid of years ago. The story did drag a bit in the middle.
James Caan at his best! The Western genre has almost disappeared from
movie-making, but this is definitely a goody!
Caan is a progressive, compassionate prison warden in 1910 Arizona. (Location shots were in Durango, MX.) Carradine (as a former buddy) is put into his prison & Caan must keep a watchful eye on his old pal. Enough action to keep the movie rolling, but sidebar stories to keep the movie interesting. From Showtime.