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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 apartment.

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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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In terms of IMDb profile identification numbers, Tommy Lee Jones (169) comes right after Samuel L. Jackson (168). See more »

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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 »

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Black: So what am I supposed to do with you, Professor?
White: Why are you supposed to do anything?
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Wants to Be in Heaven When the First Trumpet Sounds
Arranged by Lillie Knox and Alan Lomax
Performed by Lillie Knox
Courtesy of Rounder Records & The Alan Lomax Archive
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Amazing
20 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

It is my deepest pleasure to review this movie. Have you ever wondered what would happened if god and the devil sat down and had a conversation about the true state of the world? This is a movie where exactly that happens, only instead of god you have Samuel L Jackson arguing for the side of faith, and Tommy Lee Jones arguing for the side of suicide, now heres how the movie goes, it takes place in one room where they go back and fourth discussing the merits on religion, the state of the world as a whole, the human condition, the future, and about a dozen other topic. At first glance this sounds like it would be a dull movie, trust me its not. If you like actual conversation and true dialog this is the movie for you. 10/10 for finally making a movie thats as real as real can be.


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