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Bone Tomahawk (2015)

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In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town's doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

Director:

S. Craig Zahler

Writer:

S. Craig Zahler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Sheriff Hunt
Patrick Wilson ... Arthur
Matthew Fox ... Brooder
Richard Jenkins ... Chicory
Lili Simmons ... Samantha
Evan Jonigkeit ... Deputy Nick
David Arquette ... Purvis
Fred Melamed ... Clarence
Sid Haig ... Buddy
Maestro Harrell ... Gizzard
James Tolkan ... Pianist
Kathryn Morris ... Lorna Hunt
Zahn McClarnon ... The Professor
Michael Emery ... Redheaded Fellow
Jeremy Tardy ... Buford
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After an outlaw unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope, the monsters kidnap several settlers, including the wife of a local rancher. Despite his injured leg the rancher joins a small rescue party with the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger. What follows is a journey into hell on earth as the posse comes to realize it is up against a foe whose savagery knows no bounds. The film takes place at the turn of the century around the border of what is now Texas and New Mexico. Written by Anonymus

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Chicory: The back-up deputy See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Desaparecida, o Aleijado e os Trogloditas See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Patrick Wilson and Zahn McClarnon appear in season 2 of the television series Fargo (2014), Wilson as a cop, and McClarnon as a henchman to a crime family. See more »

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During the sheriff's first hand to hand contact with the 'cave dwellers' he is thrown to the ground and his hat drops, brim first, close to his head on his right hand side. In subsequent shots it alternates between this position and being on his left, turned upside down. See more »

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Chicory: Mr. Brooder just educated two Mexicans on the meaning of Manifest Destiny.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2018 Catch-Up (part 2 of 2) (2018) See more »

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Four Doomed Men Ride Out
Written by Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler
Performed by Haley-Marie Asher, Eleanor Barsch, Chir Dozoryst, Frank Hanson, Jeff Herriott, Kelly Jarvis, Brian Leeper, Elizabeth Marvitz, Brad Townsend & Benjamin Whitcomb
Published by Twilight Riders LLC
Courtesy of Twilight Riders LLC
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The Hills have Eyes meets Wyatt Earp !
28 January 2016 | by kinwingwuSee all my reviews

I watched this film very tired the other night and found myself sitting up alert immediately !

Pleasantly surprised I found it an entertaining macabre mystery thriller horror with outstanding performances by a quality ensemble of veteran actors working with good dialogue from a competent script.

Normally expect relative unknowns to do this type of film and end up with a B-Movie type of re-working of 'Hills with Eyes', but instead of the atomic bomb test in-bread cannibalistic mutants we are dealing with North American cannibalistic Indian savage troglodytes,

That somehow have avoided being massacred by the U.S Union Calvary Army and take revenge on some trespassers on their Indian burial ground and follow one back to a small town, end up killing and kidnapping some locals including a young woman whose husband, town sheriff, deputy and local gun slinger go in hot pursuit.

There is some elements from Ravenous 2001, Japanese horror film 'The Audition' with hints of blinding and limb amputations. A quality low budget movie with top notch acting from a first time director who wrote the script.


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