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Forsaken (2015)

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In 1872, an embittered gunslinger named John Henry Clayton attempts to make amends with his estranged father Reverend Samuel Clayton while their community is besieged by ruthless land-grabbers.

Director:

Jon Cassar

Writers:

Brad Mirman, Tari
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Esther Purves-Smith Esther Purves-Smith ... Shot Child Mother
Kiefer Sutherland ... John Henry Clayton
Donald Sutherland ... Reverend Samuel Clayton
Lex Cassar Lex Cassar ... Tim Slade
Graeme Black Graeme Black ... Hank Plummer
Dave Trimble ... Mr. Parsons
Joe Norman Shaw ... Silver Barrel Bartender
Aaron Poole ... Frank Tillman
Michael Wincott ... Dave Turner
Brian Cox ... James McCurdy
Chris Ippolito ... Bob Waters
Dylan Smith ... Little Ned
Landon Liboiron ... Will Pickard
Michael Mitchell Michael Mitchell ... Clyde Burnett
Justin Michael Carriere Justin Michael Carriere ... Ed Tealy
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John Henry returns to his hometown in hopes of repairing his relationship with his estranged father, but a local gang is terrorizing the town. John Henry is the only one who can stop them, however he has abandoned both his gun and reputation as a fearless quick-draw killer. Written by Anonymous

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Redemption. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forsaken See more »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Reunites Demi Moore and Donald Sutherland after their appearance in Disclosure (1994). See more »

Goofs

John Henry wields an ax as if he has never chopped wood in his life. The ax is raised over the head, so that the muscles of the back and arms use gravity and momentum to bring the ax down to split the wood. John Henry swings the ax as if it is a baseball bat and it is not an efficient use of the ax. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rev. Clayton: Your mother is dead.
[turns and walks back into the house]
John Henry Clayton: [follows him into the house] I did not know that she had passed.
Rev. Clayton: How could you?
John Henry Clayton: If I had known that she had been sick, I'd...
Rev. Clayton: You would've done what? You would've come home if you knew she was dying? But you couldn't come home when she was living, when she was full of hope?
John Henry Clayton: How did she pass?
Rev. Clayton: In my arms, lying beside me in bed. Weeping. Calling out your name.
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Beautifully Made Western
22 February 2016 | by cms-271-482756See all my reviews

I grew up in the era when the western was king. I really love a great classic western and Forsaken brought me back using classic tropes that many seemed to see as clichés but I welcomed as old friends. The cinematography is gorgeous, the acting is stellar, especially the Sutherlands, Demi Moore and Michael Wincott. At it's heart this movie is a beautiful father and son story, more drama than action flick which is also something I appreciate. As one who has not particularly been drawn to the revisionist western of today, ( zombies? aliens? incredible disgusting violence and nastiness? ) Forsaken was a breath of fresh air.


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