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Blind Horizon (2003)

At the hospital, Frank comes out of a coma with amnesia. The sheriff wants to know who shot him. Later Frank remembers that something's happening to the president. Who is Frank?

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Michael Haussman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Frank Kavanaugh
Neve Campbell ... Chloe Richards
Sam Shepard ... Sheriff Jack Kolb
Noble Willingham ... Deputy Shirl Cash
Amy Smart ... Liz Culpepper
Gil Bellows ... Dr. Theodore Conway
Giancarlo Esposito ... J.C. Reynolds
Charles Ortiz ... Nico
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Sterling
Trajan Cuevas Trajan Cuevas ... Dale Petmecky
Jesus Mayorga ... Dwight Petmecky
Cole S. McKay ... Burly Trucker (as Cole McKay)
Guadalupe A. Garcia Guadalupe A. Garcia ... Navaro
Faye Dunaway ... Ms. K
Ellen Blake Ellen Blake ... Helsa
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Frank loses his memory after being shot in small desert town in Texas. As he tries to retrace his steps and figure out his true identity, Frank believes he may be part of a plot to assassinate the president. Written by Kiko200415@yahoo.com

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Rated R for language, violent images and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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The film was originally going to be titled "Black Point" after the small desert town in New Mexico where the story takes place. See more »

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When Frank shoots across the street with a rifle everyone hears the shot, but when his partner did the same thing a few minutes earlier, killing Chloe, no one heard it. See more »

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Frank Kavanaugh: There is a conspiracy to kill the President of the United States and I know something but I don't know how and it's happening in your town sheriff.
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Bottle Nose Man ... William Sterchi See more »

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References Santo Faces Death (1969) See more »

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Baila Mi Changuito
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate
Written by Happy Sanchez and M. Pistel
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Fragmented Memories
12 December 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although we never really know why for certain a group of people want to assassinate the president, bits and pieces can be gleaned if one listens carefully to the background news coverage playing while the action of Blind Horizon is front and center. The main thing is that a man with a case of amnesia seems to know that a presidential assassination is to take place in a small Texas town and the president ain't even supposed to be there in his campaign for re-election.

Val Kilmer plays the protagonist in Blind Horizon. Some Indian kids find him shot and left for dead at the bottom of a cliff. The wound was a scalp laceration and the bullet didn't penetrate, but the fall has left him with a case of amnesia and only bits and pieces of his life seem to come together.

His mysterious presence has aroused the curiosity of Sam Shepard who wants to solve the mystery as he is the county sheriff and is running for re-election himself, his opponent being his own deputy Noble Willingham.

Kilmer has three women in his life, a fiancé played by Neve Campbell that of course he can't recall, Amy Smart, a hospital nurse willing to put in lots of overtime to help this patient recover and Faye Dunaway who seems to drift in and out of his fragmented memories for no discernible reason. Just who's playing on his team if Kilmer even has a team.

Blind Horizon seems to borrow a lot from both Warren Beatty's The Parallax View and the Gregory Peck thriller Mirage. Especially the Peck film, if you remember Peck was also suffering from a hysterical amnesia brought on by a traumatic event.

Probably best in the cast is Sam Shepard as the small town sheriff who knows he's a small cog in things, but isn't about to let a president get himself killed in his town on his watch.

The depiction of a small town in Texas is one of the best we've seen since Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show. Blind Horizon might be worth a look and it's a shame that a lot of critics dismissed it the first time around.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2004 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,737
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1.85 : 1
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