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Blind Justice (1994)

Canaan, a mysterious gunfighter left nearly blind from Civil War combat, roams through Mexico with a baby he has sworn to protect. On his way to a town where a family will supposedly adopt ... See full summary »

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Richard Spence

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Daniel Knauf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Canaan
Elisabeth Shue ... Caroline
Robert Davi ... Alacran
Adam Baldwin ... Sgt. Hastings
Ian McElhinney ... Father Malone
Danny Nucci ... Roberto
M.C. Gainey ... Bull
Titus Welliver ... Sumner
Jack Black ... Private
Michael O'Neill ... Spencer Heyman
Douglas Roberts ... Capt. Teller
Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Luis (as Gary Cervantes)
Jesse Dabson ... Pvt. Wilcox
Stanton Davis Stanton Davis ... Officer
Jimmy Herman ... Shaman
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Storyline

Canaan, a mysterious gunfighter left nearly blind from Civil War combat, roams through Mexico with a baby he has sworn to protect. On his way to a town where a family will supposedly adopt the baby, Canaan passes through a border town where U.S. Cavalry officers assigned to deliver a shipment of silver are under attack from bandits. With some reluctance, Canaan steps in to help the soldiers. Written by Ronos

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Justice isnt only blind.. Its Deadly. See more »

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Action | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic western violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canaan's Way See more »

Filming Locations:

Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA See more »

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Elements of the film's story and main character were inspired by the DC comic book "Jonah Hex". It's a story of a deformed ex-confederate soldier who works as a bounty hunter. See more »

Goofs

Most of the activities that Canaan performs throughout the movie, especially shooting and keeping his horse on course, would be impossible for a blind or nearly-blind man to do. See more »

Quotes

Canaan: You the law?
Sgt. Hastings: The closest thing they got in this shit hole, yes.
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Justice is not Blind...
22 July 2004 | by dokmartinSee all my reviews

I fell in love with this movie when I saw it for the first time on HBO the year it first came out. Now, being that I am something of an old west buff, I was interested to see how a movie about a blind gunfighter would work. I was not disappointed. The premise is unique. Armand Assante brought a depth to the role that gave it paths. You could relate to the character of Canaan and sympathize with him. Robert Davi borough his usual menace as Alacran, the leader of the bandits. Elizabeth Shue was alright, but could have been more developed, though she does play the lass in distress well. M.C. Gainly, who was also in the HBO movie "El Diablo" as a demolitions expert, was also in this movie, though he did not have all that many lines or scenes, was also quite bad as Alacran's hit man, but in a good, bad guy, kinda way. Jack Black has a cameo as a army sentry, which was rather funny, if a bit short. The chap who played the Bartender Ernie Fowler was cool, as was the Native American fellow who played a bomb obsessed shaman.

There is also a fellow in this movie who will later appear in the HBO series Deadwood. The other characters, while cool and well acted, were not that developed and felt alittle wooden. The script needed some fine tuning, such as making the characters less wooded, but it was other wise alright. The score, which was done by Richard Gibbs of Queen of the Damned fame, was very fitting indeed. I wish a soundtrack would be put out for this movie. I have liked everything I have seen Armand Assante in and this is yet another example of why. Much props for HBO for making this movie and I hope they revisit the characters again soon.


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