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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.

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Kieran Darcy-Smith

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

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Vengeance cannot be denied. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

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

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USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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By Way of Helena See more »

Filming Locations:

Mississippi, USA See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,672
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was filmed in Greenwood, Mississippi, the same small town in which The Help (2011) was filmed. See more »

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Abraham: God made this world, Jesse, and it pains me little to send you from it.
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Miserere Mei Deus
by Gregorio Allegri
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A not for everyone Western
29 August 2016 | by brutzelSee all my reviews

Texas Ranger David Kingston (Helmsworth) is sent undercover to a Texas town to investigate why Mexicans are turning up dead.

What you will see: Marisol (Alice Braga), David's wife, insisting she go with David on his undercover mission, bloody hand-to-hand fighting, a variation of The Most Dangerous Game, a town under the grip of Cult Leader Abraham (Harrelson), an unexplained betrayal, a prayer meeting where snakes are handled by everyone, and pure racism.

I was overjoyed at the prospect of seeing another western, but I didn't expect the cruelty. This has to do with a variation of The Most Dangerous Game and you will be as shocked as I was. I am always surprised at some of the really sick things people do to others. There seems to be a tendency for Hollywood to go beyond normal good guy- bad guy plots and this is what we get.

The acting all around is very good, but we didn't expect the script to center around a variation of The Most Dangerous Game. This is where a good western turns into something not so good. And the unexpected betrayal seemed well out of place. (Aren't betrayals always unexpected?)

Notables: William Sadler as Governor Ross; Emory Cohen as Isaac, Abraham's brother; Raphael Sbarge as Dr. Morris; and Sue-Lynn Ansari as the Saloon Woman.

Sad to say, but this is a not for everyone Western. (5/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Yes, some not too often.


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