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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 ... 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

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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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TNT See more »
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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 »

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When Molly and the Virginian are talking about kings and queens while sitting in the grass, her shawl appears and disappears from around her shoulders as the camera angle changes. See more »

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Version of The Virginian (1914) See more »

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A new slant on westerns,.. a must see.
15 June 2012 | by american-397-336698See all my reviews

This smoky dark western is filled with wonderful music designed to carry the mood from the beginning with the cello theme repeated in various forms throughout the movie as well as some very interesting pieces that were indicative of the times. The scenery and vistas are a delight. Some of the "Virginians" witticisms are quite noteworthy and I'm tempted to make use of some of them in my every day speech. It was fun to see a short appearance from James Drury (the actor as the Virginian in the TV series).

As many movies have set a tempo to our image of westerns, so has this wonderful movie in its own unique way. This is not the old shoot-um up western but a great drama lead by Bill Pullman and Diane Lane and their interaction with the other characters in the movie.

I'm still hoping that my only copy of this movie as a VHS will be replaced by a DVD someday.


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