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High Plains Invaders (2009)

A wild west town hosts the strangest showdown of all: against an invading army of extraterrestrials. Outlaws and townspeople must join forces to survive.

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Kristoffer Tabori (as K. T. Donaldson)

Writer:

Richard Beattie
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Marsters ... Sam Danville
Cindy Sampson ... Abigail Pixley
Sebastian Knapp ... Jules Arning
Sanny van Heteren ... Rose Hilridge
Antony Byrne Antony Byrne ... Gus McGreevey
Angus MacInnes ... Silich Cure
Adriana Butoi Adriana Butoi ... Prospector's Wife
James Carroll Jordan ... Sheriff (as James Jordan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Constantin Barbulescu Constantin Barbulescu ... Grizzled Miner
Dan Bordeianu Dan Bordeianu ... Deputy
Dugald Bruce-Lockhart Dugald Bruce-Lockhart ... Cornelius Harrington (as Dugald Bruce Lockhart)
Sorin Cristea Sorin Cristea ... Prospector Franklin
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A wild west town hosts the strangest showdown of all: against an invading army of extraterrestrials. Outlaws and townspeople must join forces to survive.

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No One Invited Them. Nothing Can Stop Them.


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Country:

Canada | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Attack See more »

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Budget:

CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Uranium was not known to be dangerous until well after the end of the nineteenth century. There would have been no reason for Jules to connect health problems with the pitchblende which was being mined. See more »

Quotes

Gus McGreevey: Every condemned man gets a last request. What's yours gonna be?
Sam Danville: Well, I wouldn't mind if they'd built that gallows a little higher. I'd prefer it if my neck snapped straight off instead of strangling slow-like. There's no dignity in a death like that.
Gus McGreevey: Ask for a cigar.
Sam Danville: Hmm, why's that?
Gus McGreevey: The sheriff brings them in special and hates having to share, even with a dying man.
Sam Danville: Never did kind to smoking. Nearly choked me to death the first time I tried.
Gus McGreevey: Death by cigar. Sure beats a noose.
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References High Plains Drifter (1973) See more »

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One of the most ridiculous movies ever
29 April 2010 | by dwarven_tavernSee all my reviews

It's more difficult to review a movie that is abysmal than wonderful because there's just so much that's bad it's hard to decide how to begin. The dialog was infantile. Not only was the writing cliché and trite, it was obvious that the writer had never seen a western let alone ever heard anyone who actually spoke with an authentic western accent and dialect. Possibly the most horrid aspect of this terrible writing took the form of the character "Rose" whose ludicrous dialog mixed with laughable acting made for a character of pure comedy, but it wasn't supposed to be funny.

The story line was sophomoric, moronic even. The plot was as thin as tissue and weaker than a ghost town's watered down whiskey. The timing of the expository statements were so in-your-face that one watching could only believe that the writer had the impression that everyone in the audience was incapable of understanding anything over second grade information. Saying it was insulting is an insult to the word insulting.

The guns were a horrible anachronism. The style if six shooters used in the movie wasn't in place in the "Wild West". The only consolation is that the guns matched era of the dialog which is modern, though stupid.

This movie is the clearest case of "let's make money as quickly as possible" I've ever seen. Utter crap. I wouldn't have finished watching it but my eyes were glued to the screen as if I were watching a horrible accident on TV and couldn't look away.


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