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Red Headed Stranger (1986)

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Revisionist western about fallen preacher Shay, who guns down his wife Raysha for running off with another man. Wandering, he meets single mom Laurie. However, helpless sheriff Scoby wants Shay to help him fight the villainous Clavers.

Director:

William D. Wittliff (as Bill Wittliff)

Writer:

William D. Wittliff (screenplay) (as Bill Wittliff)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Willie Nelson ... Rev. Julian Shay
Morgan Fairchild ... Raysha Shay
R.G. Armstrong ... Sheriff Reese Scoby - Driscoll, Montana
Royal Dano ... Larn Claver
Katharine Ross ... Laurie
Sonny Carl Davis ... Odie Claver
Ted J. Crum Ted J. Crum ... Cauley Felps
Marinell Madden Marinell Madden ... Cindy Logan
Bryan Fowler Bryan Fowler ... Nathan - Laurie's Son
Paul English Paul English ... Avery Claver
Bee Spears Bee Spears ... Eugene Claver
Dennis Hill Dennis Hill ... Calvin Claver
Mark Jenkins ... Victor Claver
Berkley Garrett Berkley Garrett ... Rev. Longley
Elberta Hunter Elberta Hunter ... Mrs. Longley
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Revisionist western about fallen preacher Shay, who guns down his wife Raysha for running off with another man. Wandering, he meets single mom Laurie. However, helpless sheriff Scoby wants Shay to help him fight the villainous Clavers.

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Western

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Levon Helm was originally cast in the movie as a U.S. Marshal. Before filming began, Helm shot himself in the leg while practicing quick-draw techniques in his backyard and the role had to be recast. See more »

Goofs

In a long shot with a windmill, the windmill is turning, but facing away from the wind's direction as revealed by dust blowing, etc. (the wrong way). See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Willie Nelson (1987) See more »

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The Time of the Preacher
9 March 2016 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

Based on the album by the same title, Willie Nelson stars as a preacher who goes by the name of "Julian Shay" who has recently married and subsequently sent out west to the small town of Driscoll, Montana. Unfortunately, when they get to their destination both he and his bride, "Raysha" (Morgan Fairchild) soon realize that their new hometown is extremely cold and inhospitable. This prompts Julian to roll up his sleeves and get to work. Raysha, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with it and leaves at the first opportunity. This is when the trouble really begins. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was a strange but interesting movie primarily due to the acting of R. G. Armstrong (as "Sheriff Reese Scoby"), Royal Dano ("Larn Claver"), the aforementioned Willie Nelson and the presence of two beautiful actresses like Katherine Ross ("Laurie") and Morgan Fairchild. On the flip side, the story itself could have used a bit more substance and character development which might have helped it to seem less raw and to flow more smoothly from one scene to the next. In any case, it was still entertaining for the most part and I rate it as slightly above average.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A rőt hajú idegen See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Dolby

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