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The Duel (2016)

R | | Drama, Western | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.


Kieran Darcy-Smith


Matt Cook
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Abraham
Liam Hemsworth ... David Kingston
Alice Braga ... Marisol
Emory Cohen ... Isaac Brant
Felicity Price ... Naomi
William Sadler ... Governor Lawrence Sullivan Ross
Christopher James Baker ... Monte (as Chris Baker)
Christopher Berry ... Dale (as Chris Berry)
Benedict Samuel ... George
Giles Matthey ... John
Raphael Sbarge ... Doctor Morris
Jason Carter ... William
David Born ... Hoot
Lawrence Turner ... Silas (as Lawrence P. Turner)
Kimberly Daugherty ... Maria Calderon (as Kim Hidalgo)


A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.

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Vengeance cannot be denied. See more »


Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The Helena Duel between protagonist David Kingston (Liam Hemsworth) and antagonist Isaac Brant (Emory Cohen) was staged in front of the fictional hotel Hidalgo, which is the actual surname of the actress portraying General Calderon's captured niece Maria, momentarily listed as Kimberly Daugherty despite truly established and widely known as Kim Hidalgo. See more »


This is described as taking place in 1866 - two years after the War Between the States. The weapons used are anachronistic. The first Winchesters were made in 1866 and certainly not enough to have populated the 'West' so rapidly as to be the dominate arm in the movie. An the Springfield trapdoor shown in the movies wasn't around until 1873. See more »


Abraham: You should thank me for taking your father. You were born that day. If he raised you, you would not be the man you've become. Our entire lives spent denying death its dominion. Seems its answer for us will be... Painful and slow. We deserve it for all we've done. Futile to toil over such things. Forces you to look inward and examine the monster you truly are.
David Kingston: Don't go exempting yourself. You'll answer the same as everyone else.
Abraham: David, I was never born, nor will I ever truly die.
David Kingston: Aw, you'll die, ...
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Miserere Mei Deus
by Gregorio Allegri
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Pretty boss Western!
30 June 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

I think most people would have expected more form a movie starring Woody Harrison and Liam Hemsworth,both who were in The Hunger Games together, but it was a pretty plain, low budget kind of thing that happen to have a really good story to it.

Hemsworth plays a Texas Ranger who is sent after a man killing Mexicans in a small town he runs, and just by coincidence, this same man killed his father 20 years ago in a strange ritual of code of honor from the town they are from. Making matters worse is the fact that this Texas Ranger brings with him his Mexican Wife just because she complained about having nothing to do around the house while he's gone, and she ends up being put under the religious spell this man has got on some of the townsfolk.

Hemsworth plays a decent cowboy. Not as dashing as his older brother, Chris as he goes for more of the Clint Eastwood type. Woody Harrison is a good villain in the film. It's similar to his work in the film, Out of the Furnace.

But I really like the grim story that the Western told about the treatment of the Mexicans after the borderline for Texas was created.

Overall it was a brilliant western that had no frills just a great story with some good actors telling the tale

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Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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By Way of Helena See more »

Filming Locations:

Mississippi, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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