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The Burrowers (2008)

In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances.

Director:

J.T. Petty (as JT Petty)

Writer:

J.T. Petty (as JT Petty)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clancy Brown ... John Clay
David Busse ... Young Bluecoat
Harley Coriz Harley Coriz ... Short Ute
Jocelin Donahue ... Maryanne Stewart
Alexandra Edmo Alexandra Edmo ... Faith (as Alex Edmo)
Brighid Fleming ... Little Sister
Karl Geary ... Fergus Coffey
Christopher Hagen ... Father
Doug Hutchison ... Henry Victor
Galen Hutchison Galen Hutchison ... Dobie Spacks
Laura Leighton ... Gertrude Spacks
William Mapother ... William Parcher
Suzi McLaughlin Suzi McLaughlin ... Mother
Tatanka Means ... Tall Ute
David Midthunder ... Dull Knife
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Storyline

A band of courageous men sets out to find and recover a family of settlers that has mysteriously vanished from their home. Expecting the offenders to be a band of fierce natives, the group prepares for a routine battle. But they soon discover that the real enemy stalks them from below. Written by Anonymous

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They wait... They hunt... They feed See more »


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Rated R for violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: During the ambush in the woods, an Indian screams after getting shot. See more »

Goofs

Near the 43 minute mark, Fergus Coffey (Karl Geary) places his hat over Audrey's (Seri DeYoung) face as she lies in the wagon. Immediately afterwards, it cuts to a distant shot of the men riding off with Coffey still wearing his hat, and yet the next shot still shows his hat still on Audrey's face. See more »

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[first lines]
Fergus Coffey: [voice-over] It's about... Maryanne.
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Connections

Spin-off Blood Red Earth (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Alas, And Did My Saviour Bleed
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Isaac Watts
Performed by Clancy Brown and cast
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Cowboys and Indians.....oh and Monsters!
21 April 2009 | by C-AntSee all my reviews

Basically a Horror Western with heavy overtones of racial morality.

But is it worth watching? Well, in my opinion yes. It has suspense, horror, action and of course - cowboys and Indian's, what more do you want? Monsters? Well it's got them too. And yes, it really is as silly as it sounds. But overall, it's a good flick to rent.

Nothing in this film is top drawer, but it's not far off. The characters are a little over the top with stereotypes, eg. Henry Victor - the Indian hating military commander (quite comical at times, whether this was intentional I don't know), the Irish settler, the 'token' black guy. The overtones of racial morality are present throughout, almost as though this is supposed to be a tale about 'loving thy neighbour'. I can understand why they did this, It's set in the late 1800's and the Indians were the bogeymen at the time, but it's a bit overdone IMO. Anyway, it's not about 'loving thy neighbour' it's about monsters...keeping it real.

Overall, Cowboys, Indians and Monsters (just missing the voluptuous blond I guess). Grab a few beers and rent this film.

6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Sioux

Release Date:

21 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Burrowers See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Blue Star Pictures See more »
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Color (Fuji Film)| Color

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2.35 : 1
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