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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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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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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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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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Just a right of way,
13 August 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Casper Van Dien stars in Aces 'N' Eights as a former gunslinger in Jeff Kober's band of thugs for hire who up and quits and decides to settle down and lead a peaceful life. Rancher Ernest Borgnine takes him in and life goes well.

That is until Kober's murderous band gets hired by William Atherton of the railroad and he wants a lot of ranches cleared out. And Kober is a man who enjoys killing to make that happen.

I have to say this was a strange western for someone who's seen more than his share. Most of the time if the plot involved the railroad coming through it was a good thing and it was bad guys who had insider knowledge of that happening trying to push people off their land. In some cases it was the railroad, most famously in the Tyrone Power classic Jesse James that was strong arming people off their property, but just killing them? After all, the railroad just wants a right of way, enough room to lay down their tracks.

Which made this western a rather dubious proposition for me. Still there's enough action to satisfy any western fan. There's also an adroit performance Bruce Boxleitner as one of Kober's men who plays a distinctly lone hand.


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