Lone Star

Synopsis: John Sayles' murder-mystery explores interpersonal and interracial tensions in Rio County, Texas. Sam Deeds is the local sheriff who is called to investigate a 40-year-old skeleton found in the desert....As Sam delves deeper into the town's dark secrets, he begins to learn more about his father, the legendary former sheriff Buddy Deeds, who replaced the corrupt Charlie Wade. While Sam puzzles out the long-past events surrounding the mystery corpse, he also longs to rekindle a romance with his old high-school flame. Sayles' complex characters are brought together as the tightly woven plot finally draws to its dramatic close.
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Director(s): John Sayles
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 17 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
78
Rotten Tomatoes:
94%
R
Year:
1996
135 min
19 Views


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Pilar....

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Is Amado okay?

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He's not here?

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Is he sick?

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He's going to wish he was dead.

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Somebody hand me a CD player.

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They've come a long way

since those old eight-tracks, ain't they?

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Something wrong?

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Stolen property. I'm hauling

the bunch of you to jail.

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If anything else is wrong,

tell me on the way to the station.

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Cleaning his toenails with a pocketknife.

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He was the most hygienic

of all the McHenry's.

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''Fishbait,'' Buddy says,

in that quiet way of his...

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...''what do you know about the tires

that went missing from Merkel's?''

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Fishbait thinks for a minute...

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...then lifts up a loose board

from the porch floor...

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...and calls down into it.

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''Come on out, Hooter, they caught us!''

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Buddy Deeds, he had a way.

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He'd known who it was

from the tire tracks in the dirt...

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...leading from the back of the garage

to where they loaded up.

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''Old Fishbait,'' he said...

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...''never lifted a thing,

if there was a way he could roll it.''

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John Sayles

John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, editor, actor and novelist. He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Passion Fish (1992) and Lone Star (1996). His film Men with Guns (1997) has been nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. His directorial debut, Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980), has been added to the National Film Registry. more…

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