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A Cowboy's Silver Lining (2004)

Billy is a contract killer struggling with the splinters of his shattered mind. He builds a conscience and wants to get out. His contractor won't let him out that easily.


Bevan Bell (as Bevan B. Bell), Anthony Howald


Bevan Bell (as Bevan B. Bell)
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Credited cast:
Brad Alsobrook Brad Alsobrook ... Bullet Head Brad
Bevan Bell ... Billy (as Bevan B Bell)
Bo Bell Bo Bell ... Mac (as Bowan Bell)
Brady Bell Brady Bell ... Haas Openheimer
Nicole Britt Nicole Britt ... Mystery Mira
Buddha Buddha ... Buddha the Squatting Dog
Jim Eikner Jim Eikner ... Ponytail Guru
Shaun Green Shaun Green ... Geoffrey Wallace
Ralph Hatley ... Charlie Callis
Anthony Howald Anthony Howald ... Horn Head Howald
Shalamarel Killough Shalamarel Killough ... Kevin the Clubber
Don Kreinbrink Don Kreinbrink ... Gigantor
Shane McDermott Shane McDermott ... Easy Milton
David Nestler David Nestler ... The Bartender
Jason Perry ... Grace the Face


Tonight a contract killer is walking the streets of your neighborhood. Odds are if he's there, you've done something to bring him to your doorstep. Billy is a hit man desperately trying to mend the broken pieces of his traumatic past while his job as a paid killer continues to tear apart his fragile mind. The memories of a "Man With the Painted Face" that killed the woman he loved and left him for dead are beginning to seem too familiar for comfort. Billy's contractor, Charlie, sees the young man as too high of a risk for such a delicate business and decides that it's Billy's time to retire. Through an odd cast of characters and the confusion of a shattered reality, Billy struggles to make it out alive with his memories and a mysterious silver case. "In my line of business there is no silver lining... You're never the cowboy that rides off into the sunset." Written by Bevan B. Bell

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In my line of business, there is no silver lining...


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Official Sites:

Rusted Sun Films





Release Date:

23 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Memphis, Tennessee, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rusted Sun Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


It took Bell nine years to find a group of people willing and dedicated enough to get the movie made. See more »


There is a disappearing cigar and a point where Mac's right hand is not bandaged after being shot. See more »

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It was great!
1 February 2005 | by themanwithnofear22See all my reviews

I just saw the movie and I thought it was great. I got the two disk set and watched the making of documentary. Having seen this I could tell that the actors really enjoyed working on the project, and I also found out that they were not paid. I believe if someone is willing to put in that much time and not be paid they must really believe in the project. I think that the movie was well written and filmed. the cinematography was amazing. Who would have thought that a movie on such a small to zero budget could have turned out so well. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who loves movies that are well written. The movie was shot in Memphis, TN anyone from the Memphis area should support this movie. Also the movie opened at the Indie Memphis film fest and was the first and only movie to have ever sold out there.

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