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Jane Got a Gun (2015)

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A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.

Director:

Gavin O'Connor

Writers:

Brian Duffield (screenplay), Anthony Tambakis (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Jane Hammond
Joel Edgerton ... Dan Frost
Ewan McGregor ... John Bishop
Noah Emmerich ... Bill Hammond
Boyd Holbrook ... Vic Owen
Rodrigo Santoro ... Fitchum
James Burnett James Burnett ... Cunny Charlie
Sam Quinn ... Slow Jeremiah
Maisie McMaster Maisie McMaster ... Kate
Jenny Gabrielle ... Whore
Alex Manette ... Buck
Piper Sheets Piper Sheets ... Mary
Celia Kessler Celia Kessler ... Jig Girl
Linda Martin Linda Martin ... Madame
Kristin Hansen ... Woman #1 (as Kristen Hansen)
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Storyline

Jane Got a Gun centers on Jane Hammond, who has built a new life with her husband Bill "Ham" Hammond after being tormented by the ultra-violent Bishop Boys outlaw gang. She finds herself in the gang's cross-hairs once again when Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after dueling with the Boys and their relentless mastermind Colin. With the vengeful crew hot on Ham's trail, Jane has nowhere to turn but to her former fiancé Dan Frost for help in defending her family against certain destruction. Haunted by old memories, Jane's past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival. Written by Relativity

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Revenge is a six shooter. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armée et dangereuse See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$803,000, 31 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,512,815, 21 February 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After Lynne Ramsay departed the project, Jude Law also left the project a day before shooting was scheduled to begin citing that "he signed on to work with Ramsay." Bradley Cooper was eventually tapped to replace Law. See more »

Goofs

When the log cabin is attacked Jane is told by Dan to take cover - when she is shown ducking behind a bed she suddenly has a hat on she did not wear before. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jane Hammond: [whispering a bedtime story] Callie and Decca were two sisters. They were on a boat. They're in the water, and Callie said to Decca, "Decca, will you tell me the story about the upside-down tree again please?" And Decca said, "Once upon a time, there was an upside-down tree. And anyone who walked in through the door of its trunk would be immediately turned to good if they were bad." Callie said, "I would really like to see that tree sometime." They went on and on in the water. Can ...
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Referenced in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Jane Got a Gun (2016) See more »

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Jane Gets a Ride
Written and Performed by Robb Janov
Courtesy of CEG Rights, B.V.
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A decent little Western. Portman and Edgerton, in any case, make it worthwhile.
2 February 2016 | by zetesSee all my reviews

A nice, solid, little Western starring Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton. The two were engaged before Edgerton had to go off to war, but she took off west after not having heard from him in three years. She ended up in New Mexico married to a former outlaw (Noah Emmerich) who saved her from a white slaver (Ewan McGregor? That doesn't seem right; I definitely didn't recognize him if he was the villain, and the character name on IMDb seems wrong, too). Most of that history is told in flashbacks throughout the picture. The main bulk of the story has Emmerich wounded by McGregor and his men. Portman has to defend him, and she rounds up Edgerton, who settled in the area after he found out what happened to his former fiancée, to help her protect them. The story's simple, but Portman and Edgerton carry the film nicely. They have a believable sense of history between them. It's not an action-packed film, but it delivers well when it gets to the climax. There are some weaknesses in the details of the film, especially in the flashbacks, which often seem skeletal in their scripting (Joel Edgerton co-wrote the screenplay with two others). Not great, but good.


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