In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Native American-descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The phrase "come hell or high water" typically means "do whatever needs to be done, no matter the circumstances". It also refers to the "hell or high water clause" in a contract, usually a lease, which states that the payments must continue regardless of any difficulties the paying party may encounter. Both definitions apply to different parts of the plot in this movie. See more »
Tanner fires the AR-15 right-handed but shoots the telescopic rifle from the hilltop left-handed. While it's possible he is able to shoot with either hand or is completely ambidextrous, that information isn't explained, insinuated or shown in other scenes. See more »
The women in this place.
[Looks around the bar and sees several middle-aged women]
What the hell you talkin' about?
We should get another shot. They'll be pretty soon enough.
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Dollar Bill Blues
Written & Performed by Townes van Zandt (as Townes Van Zandt)
Courtesy of RCA Records Nashville
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more »
An Acting Clinic ... and a Great Film
Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine put on an acting clinic.
Bridges at 66 has enough swagger, 'tude and testosterone to be an action figure.
Pine, always reliable as a A-lister, takes his craft to a whole new level. He is as far from Captain Kirk as the earth is from the moon. Superb work. And unforgettable.
The script is to die for. Intelligent to a degree that makes you wonder aloud how the constant stream of B and C movies out of Hollywood ever get funded. Solid from the first line of dialog to the last.
West Texas is the unbilled co-star. You feel like you are there.
One of the best releases of the year.
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