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The Virginian (2000)

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A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.

Director:

Bill Pullman

Writers:

Owen Wister (novel), Larry Gross (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Pullman ... The Virginian
Diane Lane ... Molly Stark
John Savage ... Steve
Harris Yulin ... Judge Henry
Colm Feore ... Trampas
James Drury ... Rider
Gary Farmer ... Buster
William MacDonald ... Scipio
Brent Stait ... Griffin
Sheila Moore ... Mrs. Henry
Darcy Belsher Darcy Belsher
Philip Granger ... Ben
Dennis Weaver ... Sam Balaam
Dawn Greenhalgh Dawn Greenhalgh ... Molly's Mother
Norman Edge Norman Edge ... Thorsen
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A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.

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Times change. Heroes remain the same.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A virginiai férfi See more »

Filming Locations:

Drumheller, Alberta, Canada See more »

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TNT See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "that" is "son of a bitch". In the era in which the story occurs (~1875), one did not call someone an SOB without expecting to be punched out. It was, however, acceptable for friends to call each other SOBs, in good humor. Hence, "Smile when you call me that." See more »

Goofs

When Molly and the Virginian are talking about kings and queens while sitting in the grass, her shawl appears and disappears from around her shoulders as the camera angle changes. See more »

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Version of The Virginian (1929) See more »

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No Disappointment Here
13 January 2000 | by stew99See all my reviews

A pleasant surprise! I wasn't sure what to make of the idea of Bill Pullman filling the role made famous by Gary Cooper and Joel McCrea, so I approached this movie with some trepidation. But it was very enjoyable, and Pullman did a great job in the part. The dialogue was well-written and much more authentic to the time period than most western movies. The scenery was spectacular. And I was glad to see much of the original book's plot was intact, although there were a few changes made which were somewhat disappointing. But, altogether an engrossing and realistic movie. Pullman, as both actor and director, has managed to truly capture the essence and personality that, I believe, author Wister intended for his all-too-human hero.


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