Bad Day at Black Rock Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1692

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 30

Theatrical Release Date: 01/07/1955

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: John Sturges

Actors: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine

Plot: A one-handed man steps off the train in the small town of Black Rock, where the locals are less than helpful with strangers. Being refused a hotel room and a rental car - he knows the town is hiding a secret. When he mentions his purpose is to speak to a Japanese-American farmer, Kamoko, it opens up old wounds the town would rather forget - even if it means taking care of the problem with extreme force. -- Chris Kavan

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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/05/2012

A one-armed Spencer Tracy in one of the great ass-kicking roles, as he uncovers a conspiracy of silence in a small town. An intelligent examination of prejudice with yet another brilliant performance by Tracy.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/30/2010

A uniquely brooding mystery - more of a slow burn than a quick-paced thriller. Tracy gives a nuanced and commanding performance without losing his usual colloquial joviality.

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