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The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

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A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lefty Brown
... Edward Johnson
... Noah DeBow
... Laura Johnson
... Oak (as Joseph Anderson)
Tyson Gerhardt ... Irish William
... Billy Kitchen
... Frank Baines
... Tom Harrah
... Jimmy Bierce
... Jeremiah Perkins
... Thaddeus Crobley
Dillinger Steele ... Doc
... Biscuit
Seth Carlin ... Tanner
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When cowboy Lefty Brown witnesses the murder of his longtime partner, the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson, he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend's cold-blooded murder. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty stumbles across a young wannabe gunslinger, Jeremiah, and an old friend, a former hard-drinking pal turned U.S. Marshall, to help deliver the men to justice. After a gunfight with the outlaws leaves Jeremiah wounded, Lefty returns home with the names of Johnson's killers only to find that he is being accused of his friend's murder by the governor. With the tables turned Lefty must evade the law, get the Marshall to stop drinking again, and prove his innocence by exposing the powerful men ultimately responsible for Johnson's death. Written by AsH edited by Richardh120

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He never wanted to be the hero.

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Action | Drama | Western

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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15 December 2017 (USA)  »

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La balada de Lefty Brown  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,559, 17 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,856, 21 December 2017
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2.35 : 1
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The town scenes late in the film were shot in the ghost town of Bannack, now a Montana State Park. Bannack was the first capital of the Montana Territory and did have a brief history of vigilante hangings, and while the governor was not hanged, one of the sheriffs was, the infamous Henry Plummer. Many buildings from the 1800s remain in Bannack, including the brick Hotel Meade. See more »

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Although Lefty does not appear to be left-handed -- he shoots right handed, rides right-handed (holding the reins in his left hand so that his right hand is free), and wears his sidearm on the left side, butt forward, so that he can draw it with his right hand -- he could have gotten the nickname for some other characteristic or habit. See more »

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Written by Jack Pullman
Performed by Jack Pullman
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Feeding the Appetite
10 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

Enjoyed this film more upon second viewing. In the last two years, I think I'm finally coming to understand that I need to be a dedicated consumer of the visual arts or I'm wasting everyone's time. The concept behind this film, the idea of focusing on a dimwitted sick kick rather than his confident partner, is a great idea. Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) grew on me as the film progressed. I'm not sure he created his own luck but he definitely had it in spades. Joining him is the two-gun rig sporting Jeremiah (Diego Josef) and a grief stricken alcoholic Marshall Tom Harrah (Tommy Flanagan). Blondie, the cool and competent killer for hire provides a challenging adversary but I found his departure from the film is a wee bit anticlimactic. Overall, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a good modern western and will keep genre loving fans, like myself, very content. Right on.


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