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The Long Kill (1999)

Outlaw Justice (original title)
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Two aging gunfighters (Nelson, Kristofferson) re-form their old gang to avenge the murder of one of the former members.

Director:

Bill Corcoran

Writer:

Gene Quintano
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Willie Nelson ... Lee Walker
Kris Kristofferson ... Jesse Ray Torrance
Chad Willett ... Bryce Naylor
Waylon Jennings ... Tobey Naylor
Travis Tritt ... Sheriff Dalton
Sancho Gracia ... Holden
Jonathan Banks ... Sheriff Conklin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simón Andreu ... Col. Lupo
Jorge Bosso Jorge Bosso ... Mayor Hunter
Francis Butler Francis Butler ... Picker
Ignacio Durán Ignacio Durán ... Almeria Chong
Vincent Ginarbi Vincent Ginarbi ... Almeria Cheech
May Heatherly ... Mrs. Preble
Eduardo Hererra Eduardo Hererra ... Lloyd
Bill Holden Bill Holden ... Bank Guard
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Two aging gunfighters (Nelson, Kristofferson) re-form their old gang to avenge the murder of one of the former members.

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Genres:

Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Long Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Listed as Outlaw Justice on TV listings. See more »

Quotes

Tobey Naylor: I have an idea!
Lee Walker: I have an idea too: shut up!
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Paella/US Western about some gunslingers who seek avenge against heinous killers
5 October 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Two aging super-quick gunfighters (Nelson, Kristofferson) re-form their old bunch to revenge the killing of one of the previous members . Spaghetti Western co-production between US-Spain filmed of course in Almeria .¨The long kill¨ also titled ¨Outlaw Justice¨ is an acceptable Spanish/USA co-production with passable writing by Gene Quintano and Imanol Uribe ; displaying a slick direction by William J Corcoran . This exciting Western is packed with noisy action and lots of violence . The movie contains gun-play, action Western , bloody spectacle and fist-fights . Starred by a diverse casting as the good guys are performed by American actors and the bad guys acted by Spanish players as Simon Andreu , Sancho Gracia and Tony Isbert . It's an offbeat , thrilling and uneven Western particularly influenced by Sergio Leone , for that reason it will appeal to Spaghetti aficionados . American-Spanish co-production financed by Enrique Cerezo full of action , exaggerated characters, shootouts and drama . This is a surprisingly low-key Spaghetti Western set in the post-Civil War era in which some washed-out gunslingers (Kris Kristofferson , Willie Nelson) meet up with buddy (Waylon Jennings)'s son (Chad Willett) and join forces with a sheriff named Dalton (Tritt Travis ) and taking on a variety of problems and risks with the aim to get revenge . The gang find numerous complications when the baddies (Sancho Gracia , Tony Isbert) steal a bank and they are accused and detained. But they escape and go to Cottonwood .

This entertaining picture contains action Western , riding pursuits , shootouts and bits of campy and refreshing events with turns and twists , though contains a silly ending , including nonsense crossfire among contenders . It's an improbable blending of standard Western , there's a Spaghetti's homage , with pursuits, high body-count and it's fast moving and quite entertaining. An interesting casting formed by Country Western singers and full of American actors as Kristofferson , Nelson , Jonathan Banks along with Spanish players as Simon Andreu , Sancho Gracia , Leonor Watling , May Heatherly , Aldo Sambrell and Marina Saura ; all of them make this oater well worth the watching . Delightful Western in which two aging gunfighters helped by other buddies unite forces in order to avenge the death of their old partner . Using his wits , breaking all the rules and kicking virtually every cliché in the pants realize a killing spree , as they relentlessly rob and murder by means of some spectacular showdowns in operatic style . Amiable but sometimes lumbering Western goes on and on about the same premise , as minutes are superfluous , it has quarter hour of excess , as it packs some moments turn out to be dull and tiring . There is plenty of action and lots of stunts in the movie , guaranteeing shot'em up, fights or stunts every few minutes . The film bears remarkable resemblance to ¨Dollars for the dead (1998)¨ realized at the same time and in similar ink by Gene Quintano with same producer , screenwriter , exteriors and some actors . The musician Jay Gruska composes a nice soundtrack with catching leitmotif and well conducted ; it's full of emotive songs and enjoyable sounds fitting to action. Striking cinematography by Federico Ribes with barren outdoors, dirty landscapes under a glimmer sun, and outdoor sequences shot on Las Tabernas, Almería, Andalucía, Spain .

Bill Corcoran's direction is well crafted , here he's more cynical and violent and packs too much action , but especially this moving Western contains broad violence and long shootouts . He is an expert TV director , being his specialty sci-fi genre as ¨Left behind II : tribulation force , Vipers , Rise of gargoyles , Atomic twister ¨ and usual episodes filmmaker of known series as ¨Stargate , Hope island , Mutant x , Kung Fu , McGiver ¨ among others . Rating : 5,5, riotous Western in which there's too action and violence and enough excitement .


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