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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.

Director:

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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$418,296, 8 March 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$778,011
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Icon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Had a forty-five-day shoot. See more »

Goofs

In the track laying scenes, the railroad ties are all perfectly square. At the time, railroad ties would have been very rough, and not necessarily even in size and shape. 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: Live Wire (2010) See more »

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Stacked Them Up in Piles
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Arrangement by Jim Taylor
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the best western in a decade or so
24 May 2007 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Liam Neeson as Carver is hunting Gideon (Pierce Brosnan) through the wilderness of the old west, in this minimalistic western that takes place a little after the Civil War. Very well acted by all involved, and I found myself enjoying it quite a lot. At 2 hours, the film hardly feels it and is seems like a fast watch, never wearing out it's welcome (although coming close to it around the end due to the cameos of Angela Huston and Wes Studi, both parts felt forced and didn't jibe with the film in any way) Aside from that, if you're a fan of the Western genre, you'll find much to enjoy in this one. It's probably the best we've had in a good decade or so. To say Writer/ Director Ancken hit his stride here wouldn't be the right word (I've yet to see his short "Bullet in the Brain", but hear it's excellent), but it IS the film that really made me take notice of his talent and I strongly await whatever he has up his sleeve next.

My Grade: A


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