Lone Star

Lone Star

DVD - 1999
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Everyone worships the late great legendary sheriff of a Texas border town, except his son who is the current sheriff solving a murder he suspects can be traced back to Dad.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1999]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: Widescreen
Credits: Director of photography, Stuart Dryburgh; production design, Dan Bishop; editor, John Sayles; music, Mason Daring.
Performers: Chris Cooper, Ron Canada, Elizabeth Peña, Clifton James, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand, Joe Morton, Matthew McConaughey.
Audience: MPAA rating: R ; for brief language, sex, and violence
Language Note: In English and French; with optional English and French subtitles
ISBN: 0780626990
UPC: 053939251524
Call Number: DVD L
Alternative Title: Lonestar


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A 1996 American neo-Western mystery film. When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

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Mar 17, 2018

Thought it a pretty good flick. An interesting story line that one needs to follow to a surprising ending.

Dec 18, 2015

This film of southwestern USA uses a crime story to tell a late 20th century story of the relationships between Whites, Native Americans, African-Americans and Mexican-Americans. Screenwriter and director John Sayles was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for best screenwriter. This will not be a favorite film for today’s Donald Trump fans, but the problems of thirty and forty years ago are still with us today.

Nov 17, 2015

Engaging, complex, entertaining.

May 14, 2014

This masterwork is one of John Sayles' best--a complex web about an unsolved murder in a Texas border town; endemic corruption; relationships between the town's population of whites, Mexicans and blacks; three dissimilar sheriffs and frowned upon romances. It all is spun out like a compelling novel, with great intelligence and strong cinematic skills. This is a great movie!


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