09 20 Oct '24
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John Sayles

Lone star

135' - 1996 - Western, Mystery, Drama - Dialogue: Spanish, English
Director: John Sayles Composer: Mason Daring With: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo
A pair of off-duty army sergeants are hunting for rifle slugs on an abandoned military target range in the south Texas desert. They find something unexpected - a Masonic ring, a tarnished sheriff's badge and a human skull. The sheriff of the nearby border town of Frontera, Sam Deeds, begins to investigate. His first stop is a local Mexican restaurant. There he confronts the current mayor Hollis Pogue who proceeds to tell his favourite story. It deals with Hollis' career as a young deputy under the corrupt sheriff Charley Wade and the night Wade was run out of town by another young deputy, Buddy Deeds - Sam's own father. Hollis claims that after a showdown, Wade turned tail and disappeared with ten thousand dollars of county money...

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John Sayles


Mason Daring


Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo


John Sayles

Director of Photography

Stuart Dryburgh


John Sayles


R. Paul Miller, Maggie Renzi

More information


Spanish, English

Countries of production

United States of America



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