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Lone Star (1996) Movie Information

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John Sayles


Stephen Mendillo
Stephen J. Lang
Chris Cooper
Elizabeth Peña
Matthew McConaughey
Kris Kristofferson





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There is a mystery plot here, but it mostly serves as the backdrop to a character-rich study of race relations in a small Texas bordertown. The acting by all is top-notch and the film manages to juggle multiple storylines without undercutting any of them.

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05/08/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Lone Star" by Yojimbo

The sheriff of a small Texas border town who languishes in the shadow of his legendary father investigates the murder of a corrupt predecessor who disappeared 40 years previously when his skeleton is discovered buried in the desert. John Sayles' complex murder mystery uses a criminal investigation as a foundation of an intimate exploration of the complexities of tribalism, racial tension and prejudice in the melting pot of seemingly disparate cultures that inhabit the borderlands of the United States. It's a very clever and insightful film as the brilliant Chris Cooper's investigation peels back the layers of secrecy and mistrust to reveal a set of relationships that are more like an intricately interwoven patchwork of greys than the blacks and whites that appear on the surface. Reminisce...

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The picture revolves around Sheriff Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper), his father Sheriff Buddy Deeds (Matthew McConaughey) and Charlie Wade (Kris Kristofferson). Too many subplots and characters were inserted to the main story which adds to the length and hampers the pace of the movie. Wonderfully depicted by Cooper and Kristofferson, the supporting cast was average. Soundtrack was applicable to the setting and direction was skillful. Frances McDormand has a small role in here as well. Screenplay was effective with lines: "Everybody's killing everybody else." “No telling yet if there's been a crime, but this country's seen a fair amount of disagreements over the years,” and "People change." Overall, Lone Star could have been one of the best of its genre, the mystery aspects and fabulous dir...

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