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Damsel (2018)

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It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Pattinson ... Samuel Alabaster
Mia Wasikowska ... Penelope
David Zellner ... Parson Henry
Nathan Zellner ... Rufus Cornell
Joseph Billingiere Joseph Billingiere ... Zachariah Running Bear
Morgan Lund Morgan Lund ... Bar Creep
Ray Kelleher Ray Kelleher ... Barkeep
David Wingo ... Barrel of Laughs
Russell Mael ... Prairie Crooner
Gary Brookins ... Sheriff
Gabe Casdorph ... Anton Cornell
Landon Weeks Landon Weeks ... Piano Player
Larry Zeng Larry Zeng ... Scalped Traveler
Sabrina Chappuis Sabrina Chappuis ... Angry Traveler
Palmer Scott Palmer Scott ... Barber
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Storyline

As Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) travels across the American Frontier, on a journey to marry the love he has always looked for, Penelope (Mia Wasikowski), life becomes more and more dangerous. Accompanied by his miniature horse, Butterscotch, and drunkard companion, Parson Henry (David Zellner), the lines between hero, villain and damsel in distress become more and more blurred in this comic reinvention of the classic western movie. Written by DeAlan Wilson www.ComedyE.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, language, sexual material, and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Robert Pattinson first read the script, but passed it on because he thought a movie like this would never get financed because he couldn't really categorize it. A few weeks later, he randomly watched the directors previous film Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014) at the cinema and loved it. Wanting to know who the directors were, he asked his agent about them and found out that he read the script for Damsel a few weeks earlier. See more »

Quotes

Samuel Alabaster: Regular horses don't have names, they're just, uh, you know, regular.
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Soundtracks

Yodel For A Hanging
Written by Ron Mael (as Ronald D. Mael), Russell Mael (as Russell C. Mael)
Performed by Russell Mael
Published by BMG Rights Management (UK), Ltd.
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Difficult Watch
4 October 2018 | by larrys3See all my reviews

With very deliberate pacing and dark humor that seldom works effectively, this movie just added up to a difficult watch for me. Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska are fine actors but they can only do so much with this flat script. Save yourself the trek.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Damsel See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,291, 24 June 2018

Gross USA:

$305,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$323,235
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2.39 : 1
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