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The Outsider (2002)

A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.

Director:

Randa Haines

Writers:

Penelope Williamson (book), Jenny Wingfield (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Daly ... Johnny Gault
Naomi Watts ... Rebecca Yoder
Keith Carradine ... Noah Weaver
David Carradine ... Doctor Lucas Henry
Thomas Curtis Thomas Curtis ... Benjo Yoder
Brett Tucker ... Ben Yoder
John Noble ... Fergus Hunter
Grant Piro Grant Piro ... Woodrow Wharton
Peter McCauley Peter McCauley ... Isaiah Miller
Jason Clarke ... Ray Childress
Todd Leigh ... Mose
Aaron James Cash ... Samuel Miller (as Aaron Cash)
Simon Watts ... Abram Miller
Eamon Farren ... Levi Miller
Kim Knuckey Kim Knuckey ... Sheriff Getts
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A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and a scene of sexuality

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El forastero See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The hauntingly beautiful background music in the movie was mostly Norwegian folk songs - Bla Tonar Fra Lom & Jenta I Saueflokken and although, the "Plain People" in the movie appear to be something like Amish or Mennonites - there were no Norwegian settlements of this kind in the US. Most of these groups came from Germany & Switzerland. Most Norwegians coming to the US during this time period were Lutherans. Also, the hymn they sing during the barn religious ceremony was sung in Norwegian. See more »

Goofs

In the lambing scene, when Johnny first sees the lamb in the straw, the lamb wet and slimy. A moment later, while still covered in straw, it is dry and fluffy. See more »

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Beautiful movie, great chemistry
27 December 2006 | by skoczyfbSee all my reviews

This is a superb movie. Men will love Naomi Watts endearing and touching performance as a mennonite-ish widow who has peaceful religious convictions. Women will fall hard for Tim Daly as infamous rugged outlaw Johnny Gault whom the widow takes in when he's injured. Mr. Daly absolutely shines in this film. He is one of our most under-appreciated actors today and I miss seeing him in more movies. Don't miss him also in an older film with Penelope Ann Miller called "HAILEY"S COMET" I believe it was entitled. It was fabulous. This film THE OUTSIDER is reminiscent of "the Angel & the Badman" with John Wayne. However, THE OUTSIDER is a deeper story, with more plot, and a lot more depth to its characterizations. Naomi Watts breaks your heart in one scene where she declares her love for the outlaw to her religious community and is being ostracized for it. It's heartwrenching. And Watts' & Daly's chemistry when they are in each other's arms is undeniable. My husband and I both loved this film. Also recommended "LOVE COMES SOFTLY".


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