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Seraphim Falls (2006)

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At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

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David Von Ancken
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Carver
Pierce Brosnan ... Gideon
Michael Wincott ... Hayes
Xander Berkeley ... Railcrew Foreman
Ed Lauter ... Parsons
Tom Noonan ... Minister Abraham
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Henry
John Robinson ... Kid
Anjelica Huston ... Madame Louise
Angie Harmon ... Rose
Robert Baker ... Pope
Wes Studi ... Charon (as Wes Studie)
Jimmi Simpson ... Big Brother
James Jordan ... Little Brother
Nate Mooney ... Cousin Bill
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Storyline

In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon, resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. What is the reason for the hunt; what connects Gideon and Carver? What happened at Seraphim Falls? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Never turn your back on the past. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2007 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Angelski slapovi See more »

Filming Locations:

Pirtleville, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,560, 28 January 2007

Gross USA:

$418,296

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,220,058
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Icon Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan said they had the most fun in their career making this film. They loved westerns as kids, and were thrilled to finally to be in one. See more »

Goofs

After going over the falls, Gideon surfaces with his saddlebags, even though they had been draped over his fur-coated arm and he had to struggle out of the coat when it got snagged on some branches underwater at the bottom of the falls. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hayes: Well, we definitely got I'm. I wouldn't say gut shot, but got 'im pretty good.
Pope: He didn't even take his rifle. Horse run off though.
Hayes: It's cleared up some. Why don't we get a move on.
Carver: Let him bleed...
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Seraphim Falls (2009) See more »

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Stacked Them Up in Piles
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solid western
27 June 2007 | by Buddy-51See all my reviews

Written by Abby Everett Jaques and David Von Ancken and directed by Von Ancken, "Seraphim Falls" is a rough, tough, old-fashioned western set on the dusty plains and snow-covered mountains of western Nevada. The plot is little more than a straightforward revenge tale involving Liam Neeson (sans Southern accent) as a sadistic Rebel army colonel who hires a posse to track down the marauding Union officer he believes slaughtered his family in the days following the Civil War. The officer, played with steely-eyed determination by Pierce Brosnan, is a savvy, quick-on-the-draw survivalist who, through sheer ingenuity and skill, stymies and outwits the colonel and his men at every turn.

What "Seraphim Falls" lacks in substance, it more than makes up for in grit and style. For even though there isn't a great deal of depth to the characters, there's much pleasure to be derived from merely watching two actors of the caliber of Neeson and Brosnan squaring off in a grueling game of cat-and-mouse played out in a punishing, unforgiving landscape. Brosnan's character achieves an almost Superman-like quality as he stays one step ahead of his pursuers, devising ever-more elaborate means of ensnaring them in his traps. The movie takes a decidedly metaphysical turn in its closing stretches, with the divine Anjelica Huston, no less, appearing out of nowhere as a desert apparition to set the boys straight on a few eternal verities like redemption and forgiveness. But it is as a simple tale of vengeance and obsession that "Seraphim Falls" most captures our imagination and interest.


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