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Aces 'N' Eights (2008)

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Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law ... See full summary »

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Craig R. Baxley
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Cast

Credited cast:
Casper Van Dien ... Luke Rivers
Bruce Boxleitner ... D.C. Cracker
Ernest Borgnine ... Thurmond Prescott
Jeff Kober ... Tate
Jack Noseworthy ... Jess Riley
William Atherton ... Howard
Jake Thomas ... Noah
Rodney Scott ... Monty
Deirdre Quinn ... Jo Tanner
Victoria Chalaya ... Cracker's Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gregory J. Barnett ... Homesteader #3
Jeffrey G. Barnett ... Homesteader #4
Michael H. Barnett ... Teenage Son
Judi Barton ... Homesteader
Melissa Bickerton ... Homesteader Wife #3
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Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an elderly rancher and an accomplished, but retired, gunslinger. Written by LLP Productions

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A Fight is Always in the Cards See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vadnyugat végnapjai See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Aces and Eights is known as the "dead man's hand". It was purportedly the hand held by Wild Bill Hickok when he was shot in the back of the head at the table. See more »

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After Monty returns to Oak Hill, the number and location of bruises on his face changes from scene to scene. See more »

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DVD Perdition
17 August 2008 | by JoeB131See all my reviews

Yes, sadly, we have a look into DVD Perdition, where ex-actors who used to be something are consigned to doing bad films.

This film has three guys who used to have name recognition- Casper Van Dien, Bruce Boxleitner and Ernest Borgnine. Hell, Ernie won an Oscar. (He's also 91 and still acting, that says a lot.)

The plot is that the railroad is coming through, and Ernest doesn't want to sell his land. The railroad hires a bunch of thugs, who used to know ranch hand van Dien. A bunch of clichéd western themes, you aren't going to mistake this for Deadwood, that's for sure.

The movie is plodding and slow, there is little chemistry between the characters. The ending is the typical showdown that John Wayne did 50 years ago and much better. Boxleitner could have been John Wayne 40 years ago, but maybe we've outgrown a need for John Wayne.


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