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Broken Fences (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | 1 March 2008 (USA)
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Joe, a rancher in the mountains of Colorado, has his life of solitude interrupted when his luckless son gets paroled from prison and moves back in with him, bringing his ill-fated ways along.


Troy McGatlin


Troy McGatlin (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Jan Van Sickle ... Joe Simons
Ryan J. Parker ... Dylan Simons
Earla Stewart Earla Stewart ... Kim Clark
Wesley Walker ... Sherrif Brown
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Himber Robert Himber ... Bartender
Bill LeVasseur ... Cowboy


Joe lives a life of solitude by choice on a ranch in the mountains of Colorado, asking no one to feel sorry for him. A widower, he has his daily routine of ranch chores interrupted one evening by a call from his just paroled son, Dylan. Dylan is a good kid that has a dark cloud that seems to follow him wherever he goes. He hasn't spoken to his father in years and has nowhere else to go. Reluctantly, Joe takes Dylan in under the condition that he has changed his ways. The two slowly start to repair their rocky relationship when the ill fortune that follows Dylan strikes again. The ensuing incident sets forth a chain reaction of events that will cause dire consequences for everyone involved. Written by Parker Wisconsin

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Some men shouldn't get a second chance


Drama | Western


Not Rated

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Release Date:

1 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado, USA

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McGatlin Films See more »
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An excellent piece of work. A great western drama to be watch by every film lover.
3 February 2009 | by edris_neSee all my reviews

Broken Fences is one of those unique films that reminds us of some good old western films that are hardly made these days. It's a complete film that carries and holds all the ethics of film-making. Ian Van Sickle's amazing performance has added a different kind of flavor to the film. Likewise, Ryan I Parker's innocent acting craft has given the film an additional star. I loved this film and I not loved it for the reason that I'm a great film lover but mostly for the reason that it made me feel confident that good cinema and good filmmakers are still alive. Troy McGatlin must bring more films. Good cinema needs such filmmakers. The film is a winner and is worth watching, only if you are a lover of good films.

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