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The Virginian (2000)

TV-14 | | Western | TV Movie 9 January 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 the Virginian gets shot by the rustlers, and falls off of his horse, the position of his arm and head changes between camera angles. See more »

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Version of The Virginian (1914) See more »

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Exceptionally scripted film, well directed and acted.
13 January 2000 | by heroSee all my reviews

Emphasis has been placed on realism is this exceptionally scripted and well directed/enacted version of previously screened material. The characters' interrelationships have been portrayed in much greater depth than is usual in many action westerns. It's refreshing to have the issue of guilt and ambivalence resulting from an act of moral conviction and responsibility revealed, elevating the value of what could have been simply a stale reissue of antique western genre. This fresh film provides the opportunity of fulfilling viewing--worth the investment of time.


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