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The White River Kid (1999)

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Brother Edgar is a generous entrepreneur of low quality socks who hides behind a self-bestowed cassock to avoid the low level corruption of local sheriffs. He has adopted Morales Pittman, ... See full summary »

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Arne Glimcher

Writers:

John Fergus Ryan (book), David Leland (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Brother Edgar
Antonio Banderas ... Morales Pittman
Ellen Barkin ... Eva Nell La Fangroy
Wes Bentley ... White River Kid
Kim Dickens ... Apple Lisa
Randy Travis ... Sheriff Becker
Swoosie Kurtz ... Mummy Weed
Beau Bridges ... Daddy Weed
Michael Massee ... Ralph Pines
Chad Lindberg ... Reggie Weed
Holmes Osborne ... Fergus Kenrod
Phyllis McGuire Phyllis McGuire ... Las Vegas Doll
David Leland David Leland ... Socrates Storekeeper
Allison Pace Allison Pace ... Librarian
Roger Clinton ... Boot Scooters Proprietor
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Storyline

Brother Edgar is a generous entrepreneur of low quality socks who hides behind a self-bestowed cassock to avoid the low level corruption of local sheriffs. He has adopted Morales Pittman, who has bigger, more illegitimate dreams than Edgar. The two travel about Arkansas, selling their socks and bumping into a variety of simple souls, including the eponymous mythic killer, who has engaged himself to Apple Lisa Weed and disavowed his life as a murderer. Morales Pittman joins forces with Miss Apple Lisa's dim-witted brother, Reggie, to extort money from the local bumpkins, to the annoyance of the reigning provider of "protection," Mr. Pines. Things come to a head as Edgar finds himself falling for the blind Eva Nell, who manages the best teahouse in Arkansas and Morales becomes more jealous of the place the Kid has taken in Edgar's heart. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes it's hard to tell the saints from the sinners.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

White River See more »

Filming Locations:

Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed almost entirely in Arkansas. Sites include Glenwood, Caddo Gap, Mt Ida, Petite Jean, Norman, Hot Springs and stretches of the Caddo River, among others. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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You're The One
Written and Performed by Alicia King
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First true portrayal of Arkansas
5 February 2002 | by bison-3See all my reviews

As a dyed in the wool Southerner bred in Arkansas, I am happy to see that someone has finally made a movie that portrays Arkansas like it is. Arne Glimcher has done a fine job capturing all of the nuances of Southern culture, and Bob Hoskins--whom has always been a terrific and often underrated actor in my eyes--does a great job adopting a believable Arkansas accent despite his thick British accent. In fact, I think Bob somehow managed to come up with an accent that transcends both cultures, and is uncannily unrecognizable as belonging to either. Mike Thomas, in particular, does a great supporting turn. The only thing this movie was missing is a buck-toothed banjo player and Tia Carrere, but I guess maybe Elie was divorced from her by the time it was made. (Okay, actually, we all know this movie is really just not that good, and if any of you want to explain how this happened--because I really am curious--please e/m me here in Los Angeles.)


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