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Broken Horses (2015)

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The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Shotwell ... Young William 'Buddy' Heckum
Thomas Jane ... Gabriel Heckum
Nicholas Neve Nicholas Neve ... Young Jacob 'Jake' Heckum
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Ignacio Riley
Lenny von Dohlen ... Joe
Tom Virtue ... Priest #1
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Julius Hench
Sadie Alexandru ... Santion's Wife
Greg Serano ... Miguel Santion
Anton Yelchin ... Jacob Heckum
María Valverde ... Vittoria (as Maria Valverde)
Chris Marquette ... Buddy Heckum
Juan Riedinger ... Eric
Jeremy Luke ... Franco
Wes Chatham ... Ace
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The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A Tale of Brothers, A Trail of Blood


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brothers See more »

Filming Locations:

Death Valley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nicolas Cage and Mickey Rourke were originally set to star. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gabriel Heckum: Buddy. Hey. What's with the grin, pal?
Young William 'Buddy' Heckum: Mr. Castillo said I did a good job. He even gave me an extra dollar.
Gabriel Heckum: Yeah? So, that's your first paycheck, pal. You never forget that.
Young William 'Buddy' Heckum: I told him to make it in three parts. For you, me, and Jakey.
Gabriel Heckum: Smart.
Young William 'Buddy' Heckum: Jakey gets the extra dollar, 'cause he's the youngest.
Gabriel Heckum: Well, that he is.
Young William 'Buddy' Heckum: Or I could get him a new violin.
Gabriel Heckum: For six bucks? I doubt it. But I'll tell you what. You give Jakey that six bucks, and I'll throw in the fiddle for free.
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just a yarn
14 April 2015 | by papukamakshiSee all my reviews

As "Broken Horses" was drawing to a close, I formulated my review. I had just one sentence: "You could do worse than spend a totally free evening --when there's no cricket, even--watching this movie."

It is just a yarn, spun without imagination, and that yarn isn't substantial enough to be woven into a unique design.

There were a couple of twists and turns, some modicum of suspense, many efforts to get the tear ducts opening, but all through I kept thinking, "This is kind of embarrassing." If the movie theater had been full, I dare say there would have been guffaws at the flat story-telling and the clunky dialogs. That would have amused me.

With movies on familiar themes you want slick treatment, snappy dialog, and a sound-track that tells some of the story without the aid of words. And in this movie where music is a major theme, I really missed the magic an original score and sound-effects can play.

That's it. You aren't likely to go bananas about any aspect of this film, except may be the photography. Having seen this, I am not dying to see "Parinda" either.


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