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A Gunfighter's Pledge (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Western | TV Movie 5 July 2008
After the murder of his wife and son by an escaped criminal Sheriff Matt Austin sets out to capture him only to find he's been hired by a greedy land baron seeking to take land from a widow and her son.

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Armand Mastroianni

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Jim Byrnes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Perry ... Matt Austin
C. Thomas Howell ... Horn
Kim Coates ... Tate
Jaclyn DeSantis ... Amaya
Francesco Quinn ... Sheriff
Jorge-Luis Pallo ... Samuel
Wyatt Smith ... Billy
Nicholas Guest ... Vaughn
Alex Paez ... Eddie
Johann Urb ... Lars Anderson
Daniel Wisler ... Hank
James Keane ... Preacher
Chip Sickler Chip Sickler ... Hogan
Jeffrey Markle ... Bartender
Lisa Brenner ... Gail Austin
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Storyline

A escaped prisoner kills the wife and son of a former sheriff, Matt Austin, who sent him to jail long ago. Austin rides in pursuit and locates his quarry in a small town saloon. During the ensuing gunfight, an innocent bystander is shot and the murderer escapes. As a penance, the ex-lawman agrees to help the dead rancher's wife fend off a land baron's attempt to steal her property for its valuable water rights. Written by David Bassler

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Action | Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pledge See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Horn and Matt Austin are not in the same scene until forty minutes into the film. See more »

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The cut under Eddie's eye changes in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: I'm gonna hire some help.
Amaya: Well then, I must be hearing things because if I'm not mistaken, no man in Crockett wanted the job!
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Grand Western
13 July 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

In A GUNFIGHTER'S PLEDGE, Luke Perry plays a lawman whose wife and son are murdered by a criminal he has twice incarcerated. Following the killer's trail into Mexico, Perry inadvertently kills an innocent man and takes the man's body home to a ranch where the dead man's sister and son live. Perry stays to help, and crosses paths with a mustache-twirling villain right out of DUDLEY DO-RIGHT, played by a sneering Thomas Howell in a big black hat and attire. Howell of course wants the dead man's ranch and will stop at nothing to get it, including hiring the gunslinger Perry has been seeking. The ending contains a twist. Perry is convincing as a haunted, tired lawman, although Howell is a little too Snidely Whiplash for my taste. Beautifully shot and staged in Simi Valley, Calif.


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