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The Sunset Limited (2011)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 12 February 2011
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Through a chance encounter, two men of opposing ideologies deliberate spiritual, philosophical, and profound matters in a New York City apartment.

Director:

Tommy Lee Jones

Writers:

Cormac McCarthy, Cormac McCarthy (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Black
Tommy Lee Jones ... White
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Storyline

Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs in this play by Cormac McCarthey. The black guy, a former convict who believes in God, just saved the white atheist professor from jumping in front of the express train. He won't let the depressed man leave, without following him, and feel he's in this situation for a reason, decided by God. An intense chamber play about belief or unbelief, and a conversation about what's true and important in life, or not. Written by OJT

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Nothing is ever black or white.

Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson appeared in Rules of Engagement (2000) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). See more »

Goofs

Black (Samuel L. Jackson) sits down in the middle of the couch and puts his arms across the back. In the next shot, he's a little more to one side with one arm resting on the side of the couch. In a shot after that, he's back sitting in the middle of the couch. 1:13-1:14 See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Black: So what am I supposed to do with you, Professor?
White: Why are you supposed to do anything?
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Soundtracks

Ain't Gonna Rain No More
Arranged by Alan Lomax
Field Recording of 8 Kirby Industrial School Girls by Alan Lomax and Ruby Terrill Lomax
Courtesy of Rounder Records & The Alan Lomax Archive
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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A shining example of story telling
21 February 2011 | by charlie_alejandroSee all my reviews

This movie with Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones transcends us back to a time when movies relied on the deepness of story lines and not on special effects or loud soundtracks. This movie takes us to the extreme test of our faith, in what we believe about the seen and unseen. It also reminds us that at times we are so busy trying to save others we forget to save ourselves, and sometimes almost become lost in the process. The acting talent of Mr. Jones and Mr. Jackson makes for a powerful movie and leaves us evaluating what we ourselves believe. Tommy Lee Jones' directing style makes you feel as if you are a third person in the room being an observer to the debate that transpired between both characters. If you need to be amused by bells and whistles, this is not the film for you, but if you enjoy film making at its purest form, with deep plot lines and dialogue this movie is a must see as these characters will haunt you long after the lights come back on.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sunset Limited See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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