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Bounty (2009)

PG-13 | | Western | 11 August 2009 (USA)
Nate is a scruffy outlaw who can't pay off on a bad debt; so he's forced to become a bounty hunter in order to escape being lynched. Shortly after he arrives in the tough little town of La Guijas.

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Jared Isham

Writer:

Jared Isham
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Cast overview:
Jarret LeMaster Jarret LeMaster ... Nate
Michelle Acuna Michelle Acuna ... Em / The Sparkle Eyed Kid
Austin O'Brien ... Jake
Bruce Isham Bruce Isham ... Benjamin
Rodrick Goins Rodrick Goins ... Frank (as Rodrick Lee Goins)
Steve Savage Steve Savage ... Charlie
Jon Wyatt Davis ... Buck Stenton
Peter Sherayko ... Judge Isaac
Joe Pepper ... Joe
Johnnie Oberg Jr. ... Gavin Rouggly (as Johnnie Oberg)
Rebecca Oda Rebecca Oda ... Young Em
Patrick McCoy Patrick McCoy ... Young Jake
Rafael Killyan Rios Rafael Killyan Rios ... Sam (as Rafael Rios)
Ben Barber Ben Barber ... Em's Father
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Storyline

With the rope around his neck and about to be hoisted off the ground, Nate is given a second chance to make things right. By the graciousness of a wandering bounty hunter Nate is offered the opportunity to repay his debt while assisting his savior, Benjamin, in capturing one of the west's most notorious outlaws known as Henry Plummer. Written by Anonymous

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In truth you will find justice.

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Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western violence and brief language
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In some of the shots of the town, modern power lines can be clearly seen. See more »

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Nate: [Spoken to Emily as she steadies his left hand during target practice] Show me again.
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Decent first attempt...
12 August 2009 | by bilgerat99See all my reviews

I approached this film with a totally open mind, (there were no comments or reviews that I could find ;-). The opening scene was, to me, slightly marred by the obviously too modern barn architecture in the background but I let it go - until the obligatory bar-fight scene, when the fighters spilled out into the "street".

In the background here was a neat row of about a dozen dark green, 35 foot tall Italian Cypresses, standing out in stark contrast to the tan scrub hillsides and framed beneath 6 power lines. None of these would have been in the "old west" and it would have taken 25 years or so for the Cypresses to obtain that height once they arrived. OK, I will ignore them (and ignore the composition shingle roofing on these buildings).

In the next major scene, however, where the villain is abusing the damsel-in-distress, I couldn't possibly ignore the 8-foot high chain-link fence in that background; mercifully it was mostly covered in overgrowth but still unmistakable and peeking out over it's top was a modern building, sporting new-styled Spanish cement tiles and if that weren't enough - a satellite dish on it's front.

From that point on, it was a matter of earning back respect and in many regards, that was accomplished. Interior scenes were much better as were the field scenes, the major offense to the optic nerve here was caused by the choice of the "town" it was filmed in (did I mention the modern milled-plywood siding?) and the subsequent lack of concise post-editing to at least try to ameliorate these errors.

The actors and lead actress put on a good show. My own feeling is that the origins of the maiden's plight needed some additional clarity. There were also many "dissolve to blacks", which sort of left one waiting for a commercial occasionally. Camera work was pretty solid as was direction. Gunfights were surprisingly good. The score, however, was outstanding.

Not a bad first effort.


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Country:

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Language:

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11 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$82,000 (estimated)
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Stage Ham Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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