When outlaws on the lam invade the home of an unsuspecting, seemingly innocent, frontier family to hide out for the night, an unexpected game of cat and mouse ensues, leading to seduction, role reversal, and ultimately, bloody revenge.
After a bloody bank robbery in New Mexico, Henry's gang heads to the borders for a safe split of the loot, while a competent bounty hunter, Josiah, is after them. Soon, the bandits will find the perfect hideout to spend the night, unfortunately, however, there lives the family of pastor George Tildon, a religious man who lives by the word of God. Inevitably, this is going to be one very long night, and as the tension keeps boiling over, no secret will remain hidden under the light of the morning sun.Written by
The highway men masks worn in the film were inspired by the mask worn by outlaw and highway robber William "Brazen Bill" Brazelton. After he was killed by a five-man posse, Brazelton's body was photographed twice, first wearing the mask, and then unmasked. See more »
It's supposed to be the old west but one of the outlaws uses the word "bulldoze." See more »
There is a scene at the end of the closing credits: Little Joe (Keith Loneker) sings "I've been working on the railroad" See more »
The present movie is the final elaboration of a shorter piece called 'Henry John and the Little Bug', released about seven years ago by the same Author, JT Mollner, a peculiar kind of film maker.
The final full-length result is peculiar too, but very well acted and very well written. It deals with miserable beings living miserable lives and is a paradigmatic story of how misery, love and egoism can bring anyone to perdition, given the wrong circumstances.
There isn't much pity in Author's heart for his own characters and not many of them will make it through the end. But there is love, as in any great artist's eye, even though of a strange and desperate sort.
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