After being forced to sell his family ranch to developers, a financially strapped, but proud senior citizen, and his estranged grandson, find themselves targeted by drug dealers in search of a missing money bag.
The ranch dog's named Augustus was in tribute to Robert Duvall's character, Augustus McCrae, in Lonesome Dove (1989). See more »
After the bar fight, the three sons mention that Scott had gotten into a fight as a young man because someone called him a draft-dodger. The gravestone later in the film has Scott being born in 1940. While Robert Duvall would have been old enough to be drafted in the Korean War, his character Scott would have been 13 years old when the War ended. See more »
I missed you dad. And I'd like to know you better. I guess both of our hearts are closed. Maybe that's the problem.
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What attracted me to this film was the name Robert Duvall , who is almost certainly America's greatest living character actor . Add to that he also directed WILD HORSES so this looked like a film worth going out of my way to see and while not being a complete waste of time I expected better
In reply to my fellow IMDb peer Arfdawg I agree the actress playing the lead Texas Ranger is rather dreadful . The actress birth name was Luciana Pedraza and is now known as Luciana Duvall . I guess that answers a few questions doesn't it ? Despite having a few other well known names in the shape of Franco and Hartnett most of the story is told via Pedraza/Duvall's female Ranger and she's just not a good enough actress to carry the film and gives a very wooden and stilted performance which becomes annoying . On top of that the film moves at a very slow pace which made me think the director was copying wholesale the Coens' style from NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN . Unlike that film WILD HORSES is far from compelling and feels like two separate stories , one featuring a crime drama and one featuring a angst ridden family drama stuck together in a rather unsatisfying manner and means we're left with an unsatisfying film
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