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The lawmen Cole and Hitch.
Member Name: strawberrybonbon
Advantages: Good story line and great acting.
Hubby loves the old western movies so when he saw the release of Appaloosa he could not wait to see if the modern western could compete, hubby loved it and I have to say I quite enjoyed it myself although I had not really expected to.
Appaloosa tells the story of two lawmen (Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch) who find their way to Appaloosa to be given the task of bringing law back to the town after Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons) has been running the town his way and doing what he likes including killing the last Sheriff and his deputy.
Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) is a bit of a law unto himself and he needs to be kept in tow by his long time sidekick and much more controlled Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) and when a new and very pretty lady comes to town in the form of Alison French ( Renée Zellweger) they both fall for her, Virgil gets the lady but she is trouble with a capital T.
The story is a fast paced one with plenty happening throughout and it tells a tale of two friends as well as two lawmen, it has gripping moments, happy moments and sad moments and is a very enjoyable movie.
The acting throughout is of high standard and I would recommend this movie to anyone although those who like westerns will probably either love it or hate it.
It has a runtime of 111 minutes and a certificate 15 (for bad language)!
Summary: A very good modern western.