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Lone Star (21-Jun-1996)

Director: John Sayles

Writer: John Sayles

Keywords: Western, Mystery, Drama, Mexico, Texas

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jesse Borrego
1-Aug-1962   Gael Ortega on 24
Chris Cooper
9-Jul-1951   American Beauty
Clifton James
29-May-1921 15-Apr-2017 Sheriff J. W. Pepper
Kris Kristofferson
22-Jun-1936   Me and Bobby McGee
Matthew McConaughey
4-Nov-1969   Contact
Frances McDormand
23-Jun-1957   Fargo and Wonder Boys
Joe Morton
18-Oct-1947   The brother from another planet
Elizabeth Peña
23-Sep-1959 14-Oct-2014 Tortilla Soup
Tony Plana
19-Apr-1952   Ignacio Suarez on Ugly Betty
LaTanya Richardson
21-Oct-1949   Actress/wife of Samuel L. Jackson
Chandra Wilson
27-Aug-1969   Dr. Bailey on Grey's Anatomy


Review by anonymous (posted on 27-Sep-2006)

In my humble opinion, this is Sayles' best work to date. The script (for which he received an Academy award nomination [and should have won...]) is incredibly layered and coherent at the same time - brilliant (a word I seldom use). The story simultaneously spans generational, ethnic, and class lines in small town American life in an understated and accurate way. If that wasn't enough, it's also a great "cold case" detective yarn and a voyage of self-discovery for the lead character (played by the absolutely wonderful Chris Cooper - truely "an actor's actor"). The numerous sub-plots are a delight. They are like varying themes skillfully blending into a masterful orchestral work. All the actors involved are entirely believeable in their words, actions (and reactions), and gestures. The generous use of gentle humour was another delight for me. So real and incredibly human. This film is an (overlooked?) classic. I love it.

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