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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.

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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.

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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

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1.85 : 1
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In terms of IMDb profile identification numbers, Tommy Lee Jones (169) comes right after Samuel L. Jackson (168). 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 deep movie, for a specific genre of viewers
26 March 2011 | by y-g-jigsawSee all my reviews

It's a debate about the meaning of Life. a mind blowing movie for specific viewers. If you don't like films depending only on dialog .. Don't bother watching it! (I mean movies like "The Man from Earth").

On the other hand, if you are interested in Philosophy, that maybe the movie of your dreams.

This film is also a fight between two of my favorite actors ..the superb Tommy Lee Jones and the furious Samuel L. Jackson.

I loved every second of the film, and I'm really looking forward to watch it again very soon.

P.S: If you are going to watch it, please sit down and focus because the movie requires a lot of attention to every discussion.


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