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Angel and the Bad Man (2009)

PG-13 | | Western | TV Movie 5 July 2009
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This remake of the John Wayne classic tells the story of a notorious gunfighter, Quirt Evans (Lou Diamond Phillips), who is wounded and seeks shelter with a Quaker family.

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Terry Ingram
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Quirt Evans
Deborah Kara Unger ... Temperance
Luke Perry ... Loredo
Terence Kelly ... Thomas (as Terrance Kelly)
Merrilyn Gann ... Virginia
Gig Morton ... John
Michael Teigen ... Telegraph Operator (as Michael Teigen)
John Tench ... Hondo
Scott McNeil ... Auburn
Don Thompson ... Doc Johnson
Brendan Wayne ... Randy
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Sam
Garry Chalk ... Steve Carson
Jennifer Copping ... Margaret
Melanie Papalia ... Sandy Johnson
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This remake of the John Wayne classic tells the story of a notorious gunfighter, Quirt Evans (Lou Diamond Phillips), who is wounded and seeks shelter with a Quaker family.

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Genres:

Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some western violence and a brief sexual reference | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enkeli ja lainsuojaton See more »

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Budget:

CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Brendan Wayne, who has a supporting role in this film, is the grandson of John Wayne, star of the original Angel and the Badman (1947). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when they are leaving the Telegraph office after Quirt sends his telegram, the office door is alternately closed, open, closed when the telegraph operator is acting like he knows Quirt as he rides away in the wagon. See more »

Quotes

Doc Johnson: The practice of medicine is one of the most infuriating professions that have been known to man. It takes 30 years of practice to discover that, in the final analysis, there's nothing you can do but stand back and watch.
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Remake of Angel and the Badman (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Not the Man
Composed and Lyrics by Stu Goldberg
Vocals by Jennifer Copping
Arranged and Produced by Stu Goldberg
Zoonga Music, BMI - Publisher
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Remake has much more authentic period character than the original....
22 November 2009 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

Naturally, those who have practically deified John Wayne will not look with favor on any remake of his films, but this handsome color version has much more authentic period flavor than the original one of simple Hollywood hokum. Since I was never a great fan of Wayne's and was only favorably impressed by one performance of his (as the outright racist and sadistic bastard in "The Searchers") I can judge this film on its own merits without referring to Wayne's earlier version.

Phillips is convincing in the role of the hard-bitten gunny who unwillingly reforms when his head is turned by the esteem of a good woman. It gradually develops that his heart is eventually turned, too. Now that he has matured he actually achieves more gravitas than in some of his better known younger roles. The supporting roles are well-drawn, especially (Sam) Winston Reckert and the nasty one-eyed piece of work (Laredo) aptly played by an almost unrecognizable Luke Perry.


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