A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
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 Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Was originally titled "COMANCHERIA" but was changed after a title competition between interns at one of the production companies. The title that won was "HELL OR HIGH WATER". However, in some countries (like Spain) the title is "Comanchería", probably because the pun within the original title does not translate properly. See more »
When Tanner shoots at the locals, he reloads his M4-type rifle twice - and both times it's wrong. When he runs out of ammo the first time, a distinct click is heard, meaning that the bolt is in the forward position. While all M4s have a bolt catch device, in theory it is possible that it failed. However, after inserting the new magazine, Tanner, instead of racking a new round into the chamber, hits the bolt release. The second time he reloads, he just inserts a new magazine - without either releasing the bolt or chambering a round.. See more »
Howdy ma'am. How are you doing today?
Hot . And I don't mean the good kind. So, what don't you want?
What don't you want?
Oh, well, uh. I think I'll just, uh...
You know. I've been working here for 44 years. Ain't nobody ever ordered nothing but T-Bone steak and a baked potato. Except this one asshole from New York tried to order trout back in 1987. We don't sell no goddamned trout. T-bone steaks. So either you don't want the corn on the cob, or you don't want the green beans. So what ...
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Credit misspelled: There are credits for a "Technocrane Operator," a "Technorane Tech" and a "Technocrane". The second one is misspelled. See more »
This is definitely the type of simple film that many might dismiss when first hearing about it or seeing the promotional footage of it. What's really surprising about it is the amount of emotional and dramatic weight that it carries. It's not primarily interested in gun fights or car chases. Instead, it's interested in exploring the dynamics of race and culture, and in depicting everyone as flawed individuals who you still feel empathy for. It gives you a portrayal of what poverty and the economy can do, even when never attempting to justify the horrible behavior on display or trying to make excuses for its characters. It's filled with wonderful, thoughtful dialogue while also playing out like a realistic morality tale. The three leads are also fantastic, especially Ben Foster, who deserves to get more roles as the talented character-actor he is. This is highly recommended.
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