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Kill or Be Killed (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1 March 2016 (USA)
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In the autumn of 1900, outlaw Claude Barbee puts his 'retirement plan' in action, attempting to lead his train-robbing gang across Texas to recover a cash stash hidden after a botched railroad heist.


Duane Graves (co-director), Justin Meeks (co-director)


Duane Graves (co-writer), Justin Meeks (co-writer)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Meeks ... Claude 'Sweet Tooth' Barbee
Paul McCarthy-Boyington ... 'Slap' Jack Davis
Gregory Kelly ... Frank 'Blockey' Jackson (as Greg Kelly)
Deon Lucas ... Goody Spotswood
Bridger Zadina ... Willie Carson
Larry Grant Harbin ... Tom Nixon
Arianne Martin ... Pearl Nava (as Arianne Margot)
Luce Rains ... Sheriff Everheart
Timothy McKinney ... Deputy Marshall Peak
Edwin Neal ... Bargsley
Michael Berryman ... Dr. Pepperdine
Pepe Serna ... Rudy Goebel
Gayland Williams ... Ivy Goebel
Sonny Carl Davis ... Bert
Tina Rodriguez ... Phoebe


In the autumn of 1900, outlaw Claude Barbee puts his 'retirement plan' in action, attempting to lead his train-robbing gang across Texas to recover a cash stash hidden after a botched railroad heist. They soon discover they're being hunted by more than just the law - but rather a merciless, unexpected evil quite possibly greater than themselves. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

1 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red on Yella, Kill a Fella See more »

Filming Locations:

Manor, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie's lead character, Claude Barbee, is actually named after the real life Texas outlaw who killed a Deputy in a gunfight on a west Texas ranch in the early 1900's. Barbee, whose brother was a Texas Ranger, fled before being captured, but escaped. He was pursued by Pat Garrett at one point, but gave the lawman the slip and made it out to California, where he lived under an assumed name until he died in 1949. See more »


Towards the end of the movie, Slap was shot by the Sheriff in the side of the ribs. When Sweet Tooth takes out the bullet, the bullet hole is up in his left shoulder. See more »


Claude 'Sweet Tooth' Barbee: On the Enchanted Rock segment that had been deleted. I'm afraid it's gonna be damn near impossible for an outlaw to make an honest living.
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Very Unique And Exciting Western!!!
13 March 2016 | by txrmi69See all my reviews

Made with Old School spaghetti westerns in mind, this film definitely took me on One Hell Of A Ride like no other I have ever seen!! From the very beginning, Kill Or Be Killed kept the anticipation levels very high and continued doing so through to the very end. From the very authentic "look and feel" of the old west, this film captured exactly what it set out to do and is a Must-See for any fan of classic westerns(Like Myself) who are looking for something with a Very Unusual, Dark and Unexpected Twist, which had me on the edge of my seat not knowing what to expect next...and it also included a nice touch of everything else in the process!! Great Movie...Highly Recommended!!!

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