Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the Sheriff, the bank, and each other.
After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make peace with himself and his entourage, and even finds romance. Gale, whose life is spiralling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity. At the end of the week, both men will find themselves on a collision course with each other.Written by
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When JoJo is dancing in front of John to Salt n Pepa's "Whatta Man", John gets up and stops the tape player. A minute later, he presses play on the tape player again, and the song comes in, however it is almost 4 bars rewound, and plays the same lyrics over again that has already been played, though no one rewound the tape. See more »
[after being released from prison]
I think freedom's overrated. What you're talking about. You know, if there isn't something bigger than, uh, than freedom, then freedom is just entertainment.
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Disappointing even with Jack Nicholson and Angela Huston
I was looking forward to seeing a movie with Jack Nicholson that I had never seen.
So I rented it this week. I was disappointed in the overall production. It was way too long and while there were some scenes with some good acting , Nicholson was not very good--due more to the poor direction and the script than to him.
The plot was certainly different and very dramatic , the reaction of parents to the death of their young daughter by a man driving his car in a school crossing. It is never made clear if the crossing guard shown in one brief seen half asleep was asleep at the time of the accident.
Not only was the ending far too long , it was completely improbable , Neither actor was a Marathon runner.
You might want to see it for the same reason I did , viz. to see Jack Nicholson and Angelica Huston ,,but if you are looking for a great movie , look somewhere else.
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