R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
The second time Ed Harris has played a character named Virgil (the first being The Abyss, which also co-starred Adam Nelson.)
Marshall Jack Bell:
Randall, I'm afraid I gotta take two of your boys back into town with me.
Randall Bragg: You're outside your jurisdiction, marshal. And you're trespassing on my land.
Marshall Jack Bell: They murdered that fellow from Chicago, and then they raped and killed his wife. I'm taking 'em ...
When Everett and Virgil are agreeing to protect Appaloosa, the lighting in the room changes drastically between close-ups and wide shots. For the close-up of Abner Raines, the curtain is open, lighting his face with sunlight, but in the wide shot the curtain is closed.
While being credited, items relating to positions and roles are displayed. Examples: Producers are listed as money is shown, an antique ink dryer is shown for the editor, production designer shows an antique tin cup and costume designer shows the top of a hat.
English, Apache languages, Spanish
$248,847 (USA) (21 September 2008)
$20,207,003 (USA) (18 January 2009)
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