A military veteran comes home to find her father harassed by a sheriff intent to confiscate the livestock on their ranch under shady pretenses.


Brett Hedlund


Carl Morris, David Michael O'Neill (Screenwriter)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Toboni ... Janna Connelly
Michael O'Neill ... Dell Connelly
Tyler Jacob Moore ... Matt Hudson
Christopher McDonald ... Sheriff Roger Bostwick
Sean O'Bryan ... Vin Scurlock
Blake Sheldon ... Deputy Carl Haggen
Tanner Thomason ... Josh Falvey
Greg Perrow ... Brock McCarty
Zoe Kanters ... Marla Orton
Marwa Bernstein ... Dr. Victoria Morel
David Michael O'Neill ... Russel Ashton
Trent Loos ... Tom Gardner
Sarah Kliban ... Ruth Gardner
Sara Vessal ... Convenience Store Cashier
George Maguire ... Hoag Rafferty


U.S. Army combat medic, Janna Connelly is summoned home to help her estranged father after he suffers a heart attack. She discovers their once-pristine ranch now in disrepair and a local Sheriff with nefarious ties targeting local ranchers livestock. Janna now finds herself confronting her buried emotional past as she wages war against corrupt political forces. Inspired by the true events of Gary Dassinger, a Dickinson, ND rancher, and his 2017 fight to save his horses from government seizure. Written by Conrad W.

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

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The story is based on the experiences of the owner of the Dassinger Ranch. Laws passed by animal rights activists were miss used to try and confiscate his livestock. See more »


A medical officer is NOT a "medic in the Army". The Medical Service Corps has twenty nine Areas of Concentration (essentially the officer version of a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)). None of them are called "Medic". A Combat Medic (68W) is an enlisted MOS. See more »

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Not Based On Fact, Ya Say?
4 December 2020 | by recrem-1See all my reviews

Contrary to the initial claim of the first reviewer, just a cursory research on the web verifies that the basics of this story are true. And in real life the judge threw out the charges of animal abuse and ordered the animals be returned to their rightful owner. And nowhere in the movie is the mistreatment of animals glorified. It is a story about a conspiracy to claim falsely that animal abuse HAD occurred in order to seize the ranch. But enough of correcting obvious misstatements in reviews.

In reality, this movie is actually a well crafted suspense piece that you can relate to even if you have never been on a ranch. For those looking for extended gun fights and other lengthily episodes of gratuitous violence, look elsewhere. The emphasis here is on suspense, not violence. And there's that other subtle message from this story, viz. should business owners of all pursuits be a bit apprehensive about their government's growing penchant to shut them down and seize their property, whether based on animal abuse or health concerns.

I recommend you give the movie and Netflix a chance. It will be well worth you time.

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Release Date:

3 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stand at Paxton County See more »

Filming Locations:

Petaluma, California, USA

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ESX Entertainment See more »
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2.35 : 1
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