In the late 1800's, a beautiful former prostitute is trying to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico. When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader, her life is violently turned upside down. She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff who has pretty violent tendencies of his own.Written by
While filming the final gunfight scene between Sheriff Jackson, Prophet Josiah and Sarah Ramirez in the sheep pen where Ramirez is hiding from Josiah. Cinematographer Brad Shield used a telescopic boom lift that had a bungee attached to it to support the weight of the camera to get in for the tight hand held shots on January Jones scurrying inside the pen. See more »
When Prophet Josiah is spreading mud all over Curly's body and face, the amount of mud on his right cheek changes between camera shots. See more »
SWEETWATER is a nicely-done noirish parody of the old spaghetti western. Plot-wise, it's rather predictable, without many big surprises, but it keeps your attention and incorporates steady humor without turning into a complete slapstick joke. Best of all are the very colorful cast of characters: Crazy charlatan cult leader; beautiful, now-married former prostitute who's out to settle down and lead a quiet, simple life; unstable yet nobly maverick sheriff; perverted clothier; and a whole bunch of sheep who contribute a great deal to the story (really, they do).
Intelligently simple entertainment--nothing to be taken too seriously. Great performances by Ed Harris (sheriff) and January Jones (former prostitute).
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