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Purgatory (1999)

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An outlaw band rides into a town that is actually Purgatory, between Heaven and Hell.

Director:

Uli Edel

Writer:

Gordon T. Dawson (as Gordon Dawson)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Shepard ... Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill Hickock
Eric Roberts ... Blackjack Britton
Randy Quaid ... Doc Woods / Doc Holliday
Peter Stormare ... Cavin Guthrie
Brad Rowe ... Leo 'Sonny' Dillard
Donnie Wahlberg ... Deputy Glen / Billy The Kid
JD Souther ... Brooks / Jesse James (as John David Souther)
Amelia Heinle ... Rose / Betty McCullough
Shannon Kenny ... Dolly Sloan / Ivy
John Dennis Johnston ... Lamb / 'Lefty' Slade
Saginaw Grant ... Gatekeeper
Richard Edson ... Euripides
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Knox
John Diehl ... Badger
R.G. Armstrong ... Coachman
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Storyline

An outlaw band flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. The town is actually Purgatory, and the peaceful inhabitants are all famous dead outlaws and criminals such as Doc Holiday and Wild Bill Hickok who must redeem themselves before gaining admittance to Heaven...or screw up and go to Hell. The residents must either defend themselves against the outlaws and risk eternal damnation... or die a second time. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Fantasy | Western

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

TNT [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Purgatory West of the Pecos See more »

Filming Locations:

Barstow, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rosemont Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All of the Purgatory residents' assumed names are nature-based: Forest, Glen, Ivy, Rose, Woods, Lamb. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end when Sunny speaks with Rose while she is swimming at the pond, when she is getting dressed, as she says "Last chance is more like it" she is only wearing her shirtwaist and tan skirt, but the next time we see her, seconds later, she has her apron on. See more »

Quotes

Coachman: The Creator's tough, but he ain't blind.
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A Good TV Movie.
22 November 2000 | by blade-21See all my reviews

This is pretty much a pleasant - albeit unspectacular - film. It is very watchable with a predictable fantasy theme running through it.

The theme of people realising that they are at some sort of halfway house between Heaven and Hell, awaiting divine judgement, is not new and has been well portrayed in earlier films. This film however, reworks the formula in a western setting. It is certainly watchable and is quite well made for a TV movie.


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