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Heathens and Thieves (2012)

R | | Mystery, Thriller, Western | 2012 (USA)
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In the Old West, lawmen, drifters, and hired gunman converge on an isolated ranch, believing its Chinese owners possess stolen gold.


Megan Peterson (co-director), John Douglas Sinclair (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Andrew Simpson Andrew Simpson ... Saul
Gwendoline Yeo ... Kun Hua
Don Swayze ... Sherman
Richard Doyle ... Bill
Michael Robert Brandon Michael Robert Brandon ... Moses
Boyuen Boyuen ... Zhen
Tom Proctor ... Sheriff Ashplant
Joel Patrick Berry ... Deputy Clayborne
Jesse James Youngblood ... Bronco
John A. Lorenz ... Paco
Cecilie Bull ... Pearl
Roy Hall Jr. Roy Hall Jr. ... Ed
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katie Billings Katie Billings ... Baby Katie
Anna Castelaz Anna Castelaz ... Saloon Waif
Bernard Dowling Bernard Dowling ... Mercenary


In the Old West, lawmen, drifters, and hired gunman converge on an isolated ranch, believing its Chinese owners possess stolen gold.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for western violence | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


When Bronco (Jesse James Youngblood) pulls a pistol on Saul (Andrew Simpson) at the table, the first angle shows the gun to be an open framed Colt, but the next angle shows a closed framed Remington pistol. When he unloads the pistol it is the Remington and when he hands it to Kun Hua (Gwendoline Yeo) it a Colt. The magic pistol changes back and forth between Colt and Remington depending on the angles. See more »


Sheriff Ashplant: [Holding a rifle and speaking in the saloon to Bill and Saul] You boys done come to the wrong place.
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Swayze's amazing performance makes this western a entertaining viewing
3 April 2014 | by mongodoggSee all my reviews

Don has an extremely versatile range, in this movie he's seems to take a eloquent theater background performance and morph it with a big screen evil villain. It's like Shakespeare doing a western his character was a thrill to watch! His delivery is outstanding, I was glued to his performance, from perfectly delivered lines to a character that he played beyond brilliant fully invested even in song at one point about, well I won't spoil it but it's hilarious. The movie is shot well and the cast is professional, the sets are beautiful with authentic era wardrobe. I really can't say enough about dons performance, this is one talented actor! I look forward to now viewing more of his work. I'm a western junkie and there are some modern pieces of garbage out there, this is not one of them, Swayze is brilliant in this 10 stars brother

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Release Date:

2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Glück ist mit den Bösen See more »

Filming Locations:

Scott Valley, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orofino See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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