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The Hi-Lo Country (1998)

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Two cowboys have their friendship tested when they fall for the same girl.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pete Calder
... Big Boy Matson
... Little Boy Matson
... Levi Gomez
... Billy Harte (as Darren Burrows)
... Delfino Mondragon
... Jack Couffer
... Jim Ed Love
... Henchman
... Mona Birk
... Les Birk
Craig Carter ... Art Logan
... Josepha O'Neil
Walter C. Hall ... Auctioneer
... Hoover Young
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Storyline

An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier terrain: the human heart. Written by Anonymous

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A woman like Mona can drive men to extremes.

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Drama | Romance | Western

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Rated R for some sexuality, a scene of violence, and for brief language | See all certifications »
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22 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Hi-Lo Country  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$17,712, 3 January 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$163,810, 14 March 1999
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2.35 : 1
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Director Sam Peckinpah tried to get this movie produced for years, but unfortunately he died before he had the chance. See more »

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After Billy urinates on Steve Shaw and the lawyer in the bar, different shots do not show any urine on the floor or table where they had been sitting. See more »

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Pete Calder: I once set out to kill a man. I took pleasure in the thought of his death.
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A Good modern Western
11 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was surprised and disappointed to see this film only get a 6.0 in the database. I am giving it a 7 because Penelope Cruz, who I respect as an actress- amazing beauty aside- doesn't quite fit into this film. Otherwise, the directing from Stephen Frears, who has tried (it seems) as many genres as Howard Hawks, is solid. Billy Crudup, Patty Arquette and even Woody Harrelson (still want my $ back from NBK even though it's been a decade now!) is quite good in this. It is very hard to make Westerns these days, and I'm sure the box office from this film won't help. But, along with "Dead Man" and "Unforgiven," this film proves it can be done. Worth a look, especially for those of us ( a minority in my generation- GEN X) who still apprecaite the Western as a genre and as an art form.


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