A modern fable set against the rugged backdrop of a Pacific Northwest logging community, this is the story of Lillian, a young woman newly returned to her hometown who becomes the subject of harassment by a man named Blackway, an ex-cop turned violent crimelord who operates with impunity in this small community on the edge of the wilderness. Forsaken by the local townspeople, advised by the Sheriff to leave town, Lillian decides instead to take a stand against her sociopathic stalker, and enlists the help of an ex-logger Lester and his laconic young sidekick Nate-the only two men in town brave enough, or crazy enough, to go with her, and go up against Blackway. Written by
The first lines spoken in the movie are "Oh, you stupid--" and "Go kill something," both spoken by Julia Stiles's character to her cat. See more »
When Lester was shot in the back with the high-power hunting rifle he would have dropped dead in his tracks with a hole large enough to put your fist in. I have shot many big game and there is a huge hole where the bullet departs the chest cavity. See more »
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Written by Oless Pasichnyk, Steve Halfnights and Chris Waldner
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'Blackway' is a dismal failure, wasting the talents of a decent cast on a routine fable about revenge. Its story is as threadbare as an old dishrag, the direction dull, the dialog lifeless, the performances wooden and the cinematography colorless. Apart from a paycheck, it's hard to imagine what drew any of the participants to this pointless project, with little sign the actors, director or cinematographer were inspired by the mundane material.
As far as the plot of this contemporary Western is concerned, the villain is revealed as a cold-blooded killer of domestic cats and would-be rapist within the first five minutes. What follows is pitifully weak as three misfits go in search of this bully-boy crime baron among the local lumberjack community. There's minimal character development as the paltry posse pursues their prey around the overcast mountain landscape in a rusting pick-up. From time to time their inquiries result in tired scuffles, until the film eventually sputters up to a night-time showdown at the bad guy's forest hideaway. After the participants go through their low-budget appointment with destiny, another dank day dawns.
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