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Dawn Rider (2012)

R | | Western | 29 May 2012 (USA)
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After his father is killed, John Mason is willing to turn the world inside out to find the man responsible. What he doesn't know is the killer might be in his own house.

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Terry Miles

Writer:

Joseph Nasser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... John Mason
Jill Hennessy ... Alice Gordon
Donald Sutherland ... Cochrane
Ben Cotton ... Ben McClure
Lochlyn Munro ... Rudd Gordon
Kenneth W. Yanko Kenneth W. Yanko ... Dad Mason (as Ken Yanko)
Claude Duhamel ... Curly
Matt Bellefleur ... Greyson
G. Michael Gray ... Bragg
Douglas Chapman ... Chase
Adrian Hough ... Sheriff Cobb
George Canyon George Canyon ... Cattle Jack
Viv Leacock ... Station Agent Adams
Jill Morrison ... Proprietor
Mike Dopud ... Ugly Mustache #1
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After his father is killed, John Mason is willing to turn the world inside out to find the man responsible. What he doesn't know is the killer might be in his own house.

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Justice is a Quick Draw

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Western

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dawn Rider See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When John is sitting on the bridge drinking you will see that he drinks all the contents in the bottle. When he throws it up in the air to shoot, liquid suddenly appears in the bottle. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Dawn Rider (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Trail of Tears
Written by Tim Hirota
Performed by Loaf
Courtesy of Rick Dellefield Productions
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Worth watching because of the cast and better then most recent westerns. Nothing that amazing but it is watchable. I say B-
25 May 2012 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"When my father died he was trying to tell me something, Dos Equis." When fugitive John Mason's (Slater) father is killed by a group of masked bandits he decides to hunt them down and get his revenge. Things get complicated when he realizes that the bandits are closer to home then he thought. I have said a few times now that I don't know what happened to the western genre. After "Dances With Wolves", "Tombstone" and "Open Range" the genre seemed to fall off drastically and is now limited to very low budget cheesy made-for-TV movie type movies. I was looking forward to this one mainly because of the cast. I thought finally a descent western that I will like. While this is a great many times better then 90% if the recent contributions, this felt the same as the rest. This could have easily been another made-for-TV movie if not for the cast. Nothing really original and this is not the return of the great westerns I was hoping for but this is easily one of the better ones in recent memory. Which isn't really saying that much I know. Overall, worth watching and entertaining but it is a little slow and still a B-rate western. I give it a B-.


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