Joe's a suburban convenience store clerk with big dreams of becoming a cowboy so he packs his boots and relocates to South Texas to learn from the real deal. His idea of the mythic cowboy is quickly shattered however when he finds himself holed up in a town that survives on a human smuggling trade. A few nightmarish twists and turns and Joe's given the opportunity to live out his dream when a family of Mexican immigrants facing certain death need his help.
A Modern Western about Cowboys and Immigrants.
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Did You Know?
Cowboy Smoke was inspired by the Victoria immigrant tragedy, in which 19 Mexicans suffocated in a truck after being smuggled across the border. The movie was subsequently filmed on location at the Fagan Ranch which is 10 miles from where the tragedy occurred. See more
The opening credits were done in rotoscope animation to pay homage to the spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. See more
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