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« on: September 10, 2010, 06:20:26 PM »

This unknown (to me at least) television W is getting 7.1 on IMDb, and I can't understand why. It is not the worse W made for TV, but it's lame all around. If you at all costs wanna waste some time, then this doesn't necessarily have to be a complete waste of your time. I don't think I could have been more clear, right?


The story has nothing to do with Sam Raimi's flick of the same title: unfortunately (believe it or not). Sam Elliott plays a mysterious stranger (don't start laughing yet) who starts helping/defending a family (traveling from Pennsylvania to the West Coast) from a gang, of some sort. He shows every now and then (for some reason they just seem to meet every time), teaches them a couple of tricks, befriends the boy, nearly steals the poor man's (played by Tom Conti, but I kept thinking it was Bob Gunton) wife (played by the pretty Kate Capshaw)... You know the drill.

The bad boys - lead by a fellow called Doc Shabitt (played by Matt Clark, you know his face, he's been in several well-known 70s/80s films, albeit always in minor roles) - are as menacing as Mickey Mouse, riding a donkey, dressed in a Easter Bunny costume (the donkey I mean, wtf would Mickey need a costume for?), running in circles around a pole, chasing a carrot. Someone killed Doc's only son, after he tried to steal their horses, can't remember who it was anymore... Undecided The whole time they're trying to serve you this as some deep revenge story. Grin

The acting of the whole cast is rather thin.

Can't remember if there was any soundtrack.

3.5 (maybe a 4) out of 10

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