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White River Kid

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Brother Edgar (Bob Hoskins) is a generous entrepreneur of low quality socks who hides behind a self-bestowed cassock to avoid the low level corruption of local sheriffs. He has adopted Morales Pittman (Antonio Banderas), a polyglot wetback who has bigger, more illegitimate dreams than Edgar.

The two travel about Arkansas, USA, selling their socks and bumping into a variety of simple souls, including the eponymous mythic killer (Wes Bentley), who has engaged himself to Apple Lisa Weed and disavowed his life as a murderer. Morales Pittman joins forces with Miss Apple Lisa's dim-witted brother, Reggie, to extort money from the local bumpkins, to the annoyance of the reigning provider of protection, Mr Pines. Things come to a head as Edgar finds himself falling for the blind Eva Nell, who manages the best teahouse in Arkansas and Morales becomes more jealous of the place the kid has taken in Edgar's heart.

Also starring Ellen Barkin, Beau Bridges as Daddy Weed, Christopher Crane as Houston Bunn, Kim Dickens, Michael W Finnell as the plumber, Swoosie Kurtz as Mommy Weed, Chad Lindberg, Mike L Thomas as JC Bunn and Randy Travis. Written by David Leland, based on the book by John Fergus Ryan, directed by Arne Glimcher.

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Undated 2001

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