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Lone star

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Movie propaganda

For decades the border town of Frontera, Texas USA, has been controlled by two powerful men - the racist, trigger-happy Sheriff Charley Wade (Kris Kristofferson) and the man who, the story goes, ran Wade clear out of the county one hot night in 1957, Sheriff Buddy Deeds (Matthew McConaughey).

Now Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) is the new Sheriff in town, bitter over the years spent under the shadow of his legendary father, Buddy, it is Sam who must investigate when a skeleton is found outside of town. The only clues left by the half-buried bones are a Masonic ring and a Rio County Sheriff's badge - 1957 model.

The discovery prompts an investigation that nobody else seems to want to pursue. Long-buried secrets are uncovered, the parallel lives of the border town begin to cross and double-cross, and Sam finds himself on a quest for the truth that may tear his own world apart.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime Sheriff small-town Texas

Persons of interest

  • Stephen Mendillo .... Sergeant Cliff
  • Stephen J Lang .... Sergeant Mikey
  • Chris Cooper .... Sheriff Sam Deeds
  • Elizabeth Peña .... Pilar Cruz
  • Oni Faida Lampley .... Celie
  • Eleese Lester .... Molly
  • Joe Stevens .... Deputy Travis
  • Gonzalo Castillo .... Amado
  • Richard Coca .... Enrique
  • Clifton James .... Mayor Hollis Pogue
  • Tony Frank .... Fenton
  • Miriam Colon .... Mercedes Cruz
  • Kris Kristofferson .... Sheriff Charlie Wade
  • Jeff Monahan .... Young Hollis
  • Matthew McConaughey .... Buddy Deeds
  • Joe Morton .... Colonel Delmore Payne
  • LaTanya Richardson .... Sergeant Priscilla Worth
  • John Sayles .... Screenwriter
  • John Sayles .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

I saw nothing. This DVD was stolen from my office but I won't name names because that won't get them back or bring the two scum-sucking culprits to justice.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Trailer: Theatrical
  • Languages in Dolby stereo 2.0: English, French, Italian
  • Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, English and Italian captions

Security censorship classification

M (Low level violence, low level sex scene, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

130 minutes (2:10 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 7 August 2000

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