Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the Sheriff, the bank, and each other.
After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make peace with himself and his entourage, and even finds romance. Gale, whose life is spiralling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity. At the end of the week, both men will find themselves on a collision course with each other.Written by
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[after being released from prison]
I think freedom's overrated. What you're talking about. You know, if there isn't something bigger than, uh, than freedom, then freedom is just entertainment.
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I guess I've been on a bit of a Jack Nicholson trip lately. I suddenly realised every movie I had seen him in I liked. On that basis, this little flick caught my eye in last week's teleguide.
But Jack can't save it. This movie is weak. The message is important, but Penn uses so many devices around such thin material that the whole thing seems artifically manufactured to generate a moral response. I always hate movies that try to tell you what to think, and this movie is a railway track for the mind.
The characters are wrong. They react wrongly. And the ending is the height of wrongness. I can't believe I kept watching for that- it lost me after half-an-hour.
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