In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from.
Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Brady Blackburn, a rodeo bronc rider with some renown, learned everything he knows about horses and riding from his parents, Wayne and the now deceased Mari Blackburn. Brady is recovering from a fall off a bronking horse in a rodeo, the most serious of the injuries being a skull fracture which required a metal plate being inserted into his head. Including checking himself out of the hospital earlier than advised, Brady is determined to get back up onto the literal and proverbial horse as quickly as possible as being a cowboy is all he knows. But deep in his heart he knows that returning to the rodeo in particular is something that is probably not in the cards without increased risks, which is eventually confirmed by his doctor who tells him that he cannot sustain another serious head injury without some major consequence. He does not even want his friends and family to treat him with kid gloves in being able to do any of those physical activities which are part and parcel for him of ...Written by
I'm giving this film a 7 because it is so well done and unusual in its use of nonprofessional actors essentially playing themselves. In terms of entertainment or deep meaning, I would probably give this film a 6 or less.
I have ridden horses on an amateur level and briefly taught riding (English style). I did not identify with this at all as a riding movie. Rodeo trick riding and bronco busting are not only dangerous, which is the message of this film, but also abusive to animals, an aspect this film avoids. I don't think this is a movie for horse lovers.
I think we were supposed to come away from this film with an appreciation of the American West or something. In reality rodeos are entertainment and real cowboys did/do real work of herding cattle etc. I felt sorry for several of the characters, but I also saw them as macho types who make poor decisions. In some cases their decisions show a lack of regard for those close to them.
The movie is slow-moving and I wasn't sure what to make of the ending.
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