The Hi-Lo Country (1998)

Director
Stephen Frears

Main cast
Billy Crudup; Woody Harrelson; Patricia Arquette; Penélope Cruz; Cole Hauser

Genres
Drama, Action, Western, Romance

Description
An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier terrain: the human heart.


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