After a bloodbath of a robbery taken right out of "The Wild Bunch" and then being betrayed by his gang, Graff joins the side of the law to hunt his enemies and kill them one by one.Written by
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The former soldier who becomes an outlaw and has never recovered from the Civil War is extremely common in Westerns - most obviously Clint Eastwood in "The Outlaw Josey Wales", 1976. See more »
At the beginning or the movie, we see a screen banner telling us the story's setting is New Mexico and takes place in 1873. Many of the characters use a Colt Single Action Army Revolver, some of which show significant wear. This pistol was introduced in 1873. It is unlikely that such a large number of the characters in this movie would possess a weapon that had just been released, especially with noticeable wear and customization (nickel plating, pearl handle plates, etc.). See more »
[looking across the Rio Grande at a desert]
That ain't Mexico. Where's all the women at?
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Having never been the biggest Mickey Rourke fan and not entirely entirely familiar with Dermot Mulroney's work, i was skeptical about watching this movie. Needless to say, i got past my skepticism. The only complaint I have about this movie was Mickey Rourke's mustache (damn! what where they thinking?) The tension never really lets up throughout the movie. After a daring bank robbery the gang turns on their leader (rourke) and heads for Mexico, never quite sure if the posse is on their trail or not, and not quite sure of their new leader (mulroney.) To call this movie a "thriller" would go to far but if there was ever a "western-thriller-type-movie" then this is it. The whole movie has a very dark overcast, very well put together, and very well written.
P.S. anybody seen THE WILD BUNCH lately?
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