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Bubba Reaves escapes from prison. His hometown catches the news and in the next twenty hours all the paranoia, secrets, sexual tension, racism, class division that’s just under the surface of this messed up town boils over.
Calder, the reluctant town sheriff tries to keep a lid on what he knows will be trouble. A lot of trouble. The town is sitting on a lot of secrets and with Bubba coming home, add a little alcohol and it all comes out.
Val Rogers is the money of the town and pretty well has things the way he wants them. But there are a few things that he can’t control and they surface to challenge him. Lots of subtle and not so subtle stuff going on. Everybody knows everybody’s business and you can feel the messed up state of mind in this town.
Brando does a slow burn and gives one of his really good performances. Top of his game. The supporting cast is up to his level. E.G. Marshall, Fox, Fonda, Redford, Duval, Dickenson and others bring this story to life. Richard Bradford, Clifton James and Steve Ihnat stand out as three of the town’s prime assholes. Janice Rule gives a performance that deserves special mention. She’s a piece of work. Every town should have an Emily. She just oozes all sorts of nasty stuff. Great work.
Lots of things to like about this film, Brando not being the least. Great scenes, dialogue, acting, setting. Penn makes a good one.
“They’re not interested in nothing but getting drunk and making trouble. I’m sick of it”
Yeah that kind of nails this town on the head. Babyhead really likes this flick. Something about it. Dark, sleazy and violent.
Last word from Emily. “Shoot a man for sleeping with someones wife. That’s silly. Half the town would be wiped out”
What a night!
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