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Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (1992)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 14 April 1992
Alone on "Executioner's Row," Ned Blessing is a haggard, old cowboy and former sheriff. With nothing more than reflections on a life that's been filled with danger and excitement, he marks ... See full summary »

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Peter Werner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Baldwin ... Ned Blessing
Luis Avalos ... Crecencio
Chris Cooper ... Anthony Blessing
Sean Baca Sean Baca ... Young Ned Blessing
Taylor Fry ... Young Jilly Blue
Julia Campbell ... Jilly Blue
Rene Auberjonois ... Marquis
Timothy Scott ... Deputy Sticks Packwood (as Tim Scott)
Bob Gunton ... Texas Preacher
Miguel Sandoval ... Bruto Half-Tongue
Jeff Kober ... Tors Buckner
Tony Frank Tony Frank ... Raby
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Ignacio
Vince Davis Vince Davis ... Prison Reporter
M.C. Gainey ... One-Armed Jack Sample
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Alone on "Executioner's Row," Ned Blessing is a haggard, old cowboy and former sheriff. With nothing more than reflections on a life that's been filled with danger and excitement, he marks his time waiting and hoping that the man responsible for his imprisonment makes an appearance before the hangman does. With only a few days left to live, Blessing recounts his unbelievable life story. We meet Ned as a young boy heading west with his father, Anthony. We see the brutal shooting of Ned's father by the notorious Bruto Half-Tongue and Ned's enslavement by the Commancheros, a dangerous band of Mexican outlaws. While in Mexico, Ned meets Crescencio, a healer and visionary who will watch out for Ned the rest of his life. We also meet the beautiful Jilly Blue, the love of Ned's life, and the ruthless Tors Buckner, Ned's worst enemy. With just days between Ned and the noose, Ned has nothing to gain and no time to lose. But as we witness how these characters helped to weave Ned's life together... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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mexican | outlaw | noose | sheriff | cowboy | See All (95) »

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Between heaven and the hangman stands...

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Western

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Not Rated
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USA

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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

14 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lone Justice See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A pilot for a television series. See more »

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[Ned Blessing, awaiting his date with the hangman, decides to write his life story]
Ned Blessing: Chapter 1 - Tors Buckner Robs Me of My Past and Future... Ned Blessing - you've probably heard of me by now - newspapers, magazines, the Police Gazette and such. The scribblers have been comin' in here on a daily basis, pushin' and shovin' to get the story of my life. That's all right with me. I wouldn't let Sheriff James T. Neemeier and his mob of lice-scratchers catch me in the first place if I wasn't lookin' ...
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Followed by Lone Justice 2 (1995) See more »

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The Revenge of Daniel Baldwin
31 December 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

While waiting for the hangman's noose, wizened outlaw Daniel Baldwin (as Ned Blessing) writes "The True Story of My Life" while narrating. We flashback to his boyhood (played by Sean Baca) traveling from Texas to California with noble father Chris Cooper (as Anthony). They meet straggly cutthroat Miguel Sandoval (as Bruto) and our hero is kidnapped and made a slavery cook "flea" after calling his new master a "fat monkey." We learn how Mr. Sandoval acquires the nickname "Half-Tongue" and become acquainted with pretty Taylor Fry (as Jilly Blue)...

Almost 20 years later, Mr. Baldwin meets her as a adult actress Julia Campbell. Through the years, a silver lining is heavily-accented mentor Luis Avalos (as Crecencio). He wisely says, "Everybody's got to be somewhere," and cooks a stew which was hard to sit through, let alone swallow. This TV movie is structurally very confusing due to the framing sequences and, frankly, the understandable revenge plot meanders to a halt.

** Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (4/14/92) Peter Werner ~ Daniel Baldwin, Luis Avalos, Chris Cooper, Sean Baca


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