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The Virginian (2000)

TV-14 | | Western | TV Movie 9 January 2000
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A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.

Director:

Bill Pullman

Writers:

Owen Wister (novel), Larry Gross (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Pullman ... The Virginian
Diane Lane ... Molly Stark
John Savage ... Steve
Harris Yulin ... Judge Henry
Colm Feore ... Trampas
James Drury ... Rider
Gary Farmer ... Buster
William MacDonald ... Scipio
Brent Stait ... Griffin
Sheila Moore ... Mrs. Henry
Darcy Belsher Darcy Belsher
Philip Granger ... Ben
Dennis Weaver ... Sam Balaam
Dawn Greenhalgh Dawn Greenhalgh ... Molly's Mother
Norman Edge Norman Edge ... Thorsen
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A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.

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Times change. Heroes remain the same.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Virginian See more »

Filming Locations:

Drumheller, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Production Co:

TNT See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The quote is actually "when you call me that, smile" from the book. See more »

Goofs

When the Virginian gets shot by the rustlers, and falls off of his horse, the position of his arm and head changes between camera angles. See more »

Connections

Version of The Virginian (1929) See more »

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Pullman pulls off a superb job!
26 January 2001 | by jgowerSee all my reviews

I've always liked Bill Pullman as an actor, so I was anxious to rent this movie when it came out on video (it was originally a TNT production). I wasn't expecting it to be quite this good, however, and I was very impressed by Pullman's superb directing (he directed, produced, and acted). The cinematography (it has that late-90s western hue and tone to it) was excellent, and the music was also very good.

There were several aspects of the film that were very much like "Lonesome Dove" (it even co-starred the lovely Diane Lane), which can only be taken as a compliment. Anyway, this was an extremely enjoyable modern western.


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