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In a Valley of Violence (2016)

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A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.


Ti West


Ti West





Cast overview:
Ethan Hawke ... Paul
John Travolta ... Marshal
Taissa Farmiga ... Mary-Anne
James Ransone ... Gilly
Karen Gillan ... Ellen
Toby Huss ... Harris
Tommy Nohilly ... Tubby
Larry Fessenden ... Roy
Michael Davis Michael Davis ... Dollar Bill
James Cady ... Bartender
Burn Gorman ... Priest
K. Harrison Sweeney ... William T. Baxter
Jumpy ... Abby


A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El valle de la venganza See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,343, 23 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,381, 30 October 2016
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Blumhouse Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The same year, Ethan Hawke starred in another western The Magnificent Seven (2016), which is a remake of the classic western opposite Chris Pratt. Chris Pratt had starred opposite Karen Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) as Peter Quill. See more »


Travolta's character sees that Paul has a McClellan saddle and trapdoor Springfield rifle. He questions whether Paul deserted the army when fighting Indians in Kansas or Oklahoma since the Civil War was over. Oklahoma was called Indian Territory until 1890 and wouldn't have been referred to as Oklahoma until after the Indian wars were over. See more »


Paul: A man can only take so much.
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This just falls completely flat
27 November 2016 | by torgrim-ruudSee all my reviews

I like Hawke in this role. He does a good job. In fact the whole cast does a good job.

This movie however is just written on napkin. It's like a class for writing where the teacher asks what are the main elements of western and then you tie a thin red string through that.

I do not understand why big names are in this movie at all. I thought perhaps maybe there was a national competition and that fresh out of school kids won and that the actors joined up for charity's sake.

There is however some humor in this movie. They sort of managed to make traditional western dialogue a bit cheeky. I managed to get through it, but I was questioning why the whole time. 3:10 to Yuma or True Grit are great movies. This does not make the cut.

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