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Sweetwater (2013)

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In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.

Directors:

Logan Miller, Noah Miller (uncredited)

Writers:

Logan Miller (screenplay by), Noah Miller (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Harris ... Sheriff Jackson
January Jones ... Sarah Ramírez
Jason Isaacs ... Prophet Josiah
Eduardo Noriega ... Miguel
Stephen Root ... Hugh
Jason Aldean ... Daniel
Vic Browder ... Martin
Luce Rains ... Kingfisher
Dylan Kenin ... Jim
Keith Meriweather ... Jonathan
Noah Miller Noah Miller ... Levi
J.B. Tuttle J.B. Tuttle ... Curly
Chad Brummett Chad Brummett ... Sid
Logan Miller Logan Miller ... Jacob
Kevin Wiggins ... Barley
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Storyline

In the late 1800's, a beautiful former prostitute is trying to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico. When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader, her life is violently turned upside down. She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff who has pretty violent tendencies of his own. Written by ARC Entertainment

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Revenge is Sweet.

Genres:

Thriller | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweetwater See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,147
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where everyone is eating dinner and Sheriff Jackson carves into Josiah's precious table to explain the disappearance of Levi and Jacob. Several table tops were used for different takes to remove the etches Ed Harris created. During the off camera carvings, a basic piece of small flat wood was used so the original table was not damaged. See more »

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Tucumcari was founded as a railroad town in 1901 as "Ragtown" and was re-named "Tucumcari" in 1908. The story is obviously not set in 1908. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheriff Jackson: Hoo-whee!
[echo]
Sheriff Jackson: Hoo-whee!
[echo]
Sheriff Jackson: Hoo-whee!
[echo]
Sheriff Jackson: Sir, you awaken our good man! Though the night is made for lovin', and the day, she comes too soon, yet we'll go no more a-rovin', boys,
[echoing]
Sheriff Jackson: by the light of the moon. Whoo-leee! Whoo-leee! Whoo-da-leee!
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Blackly Comical Revenge Western
4 February 2014 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

In 19th Century New Mexico Miguel Ramirez gets in to a feud with religious zealot Josiah . When Miguel fails to return to his home his wife Sarah suspects that Josiah may be behind her husbands disappearance

This went straight to DVD in Europe which is somewhat surprising because it does contain relatively well known names in Harris , Isaacs and Jones . That said reading the comments on this page you are struck as to the number of comments that describe the film as being " funny " but I should qualify this by saying it is funny in the same way as Al Swearengen is funny in DEADWOOD because this is black comedy at its most brutal and uncompromising along with role reversal revenge fantasy and you can see why it might have been a difficult film to market

It's not a very well paced film and some scenes seem to go on for too long and the fact that there's not a lot of incidental music to these scenes means they seem longer than they really are . That said it's probably the effect the director wants because SWEET VENGEANCE concerns it self with mood rather than narrative and is a very moody revenge thriller . One does notice that the cinematography is rather murky and fails to make the most of the New Mexico landscape , especially when you get the instinctive feeling that there's a subtext of man - or more specifically woman - versus nature going on there somewhere but this aspect comes over slightly confused and isn't as well developed as it could have been . Regardless of that if you enjoyed DEADWOOD then you might just enjoy this blackly comical violent Western


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