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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.

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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
Kaius Harrison ... William T. Baxter (as K. Harrison Sweeney)
Jumpy ... Abby
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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.

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Keep Your Finger on the Trigger

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Action | Western

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The 2nd film which Karen Gillan has played a secondary antagonist. Her character Nebula in Guardian of the Galaxy (2014) is the film's secondary antagonist. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Paul: A man can only take so much.
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An enjoyable modern Spaghetti-style Western
4 May 2017 | by asandorSee all my reviews

In a Valley of Violence stars Ethan Hawke as a wandering deserter, Paul, who happens upon the town of Denton. Run by a tough but fair Marshall, and his psychotic son and cronies, the town has seen better days. Paul is just looking to pick up some supplies for his journey to Mexico, but runs afoul of the Marshall's son. He tries his best not to become involved, but soon finds himself gunning for revenge in a town that needs saving.

This was a well made Western heavily stylized after many classic Spaghetti Westerns. It had many campy elements, and presented a lower budget sheen that really nails the Spaghetti Western feel. The acting was competently done, with some moments feeling cheesy and slightly comical, and others offering some heart. The direction was solid, with scenes, close ups, vistas and so on handled with care. The story itself was predictable, but far from bland. The relationship between Paul and his dog, Abbey, was especially well done. All in all, this was a fun and campy Western very much paying homage to the Spaghetti Westerns of the '60's and '70's. It is worthy of a watch for those interested in Western films, and certainly for fans of the more campy Spaghetti films.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$29,343, 23 October 2016

Gross USA:

$61,797

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,797
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Blumhouse Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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