Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
2.35 : 1
Rated R for some violence and language.
Crime, Drama, Western
Rancher, Marshal, New Mexico, Gun, Small Town
DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Hired Killers, Men's Friendship, One Against the Mob, Sheriffs and Outlaws, Social Injustice
Easygoing, Gritty, Atmospheric
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Appaloosa is an American western based on the 2005 novel, Appaloosa, by crime writer Robert B. Parker. Directed by Ed Harris and co-written by Harris and Robert Knott, Appaloosa stars Harris alongside Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger and Jeremy Irons. The film premiered in the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in selected cities on September 19, 2008, then expanded into wide-release on October 3, 2008.
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==Appaloosa== is an American western based on the 2005 novel, Appaloosa, by crime writer [[Robert B. Parker]]. Directed by [[Ed Harris]] and co-written by [[Harris]] and [[Robert Knott]], Appaloosa stars Harris alongside [[Viggo Mortensen]], [[Renée Zellweger]] and [[Jeremy Irons]]. The film premiered in the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in selected cities on September 19, 2008, then expanded into wide-release on October 3, 2008.
==Appaloosa== 2008 Movie - Upon drifting into a troubled Western outpost and discovering that the helpless locals are being terrorized by a ruthless rancher and his brutish hired hands, two rugged, straight-shooting peacemakers decide to stick around and put things right in this Western adapted from the novel by Robert B. Parker and directed by Ed Harris. Bragg (Jeremy Irons) is a rancher who believes himself to be above the law, a stance that's forever cemented when he guns down the town sheriff and his deputy in cold blood. Horrified, the defenseless townspeople pray for the day a savior will arrive in town to free them from Bragg's suffocating grasp. Soon thereafter, Virgil (Harris) and Everett (Viggo Mortensen) stride into town atop two mighty steeds, their confident presence signaling the beginning of a new era if the locals will only grant Virgil the complete power he needs to bring Bragg to justice. After pinning on his new badge, Virgil appoints Everett his deputy and ushers in an era of uneasy peace. Later, a woman named Allison (Renée Zellweger) arrives in town and catches Virgil's eye, prompting a die-hard renegade to consider a calm life of domestication. As Virgil's feelings for Allison grow, both begin to wonder if a life together is truly in the cards. Meanwhile, a temporarily subdued Bragg begins to display signs that he may not be finished with this town just yet.
Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
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