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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Virginian
... Molly Stark
... Steve
... Judge Henry
... Trampas
... Rider
... Buster
... Scipio
... Griffin
... Mrs. Henry
Darcy Belsher
... Ben
... Sam Balaam
Dawn Greenhalgh ... Molly's Mother
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.

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9 January 2000 (USA)  »

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A virginiai férfi  »

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The 1901 novel on which the movie is based added the iconic "Smile when you say that" to American slang (the quote is actually "when you call me that, smile" from the book). The "that" is "son of a bitch". In the era in which the story occurs (~1875), one did not call someone else 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 »

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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 (1929) See more »

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Exceptionally scripted film, well directed and acted.
13 January 2000 | by See 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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