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
9 Views

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We got cenizo...

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...that's purple sage...

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...agave, nopal....

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What's that stuff?

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That's whatchamacallit.

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That's horse crippler.

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This place is a gold mine.

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Lead mine.

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What?

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I said it's a lead mine.

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-Right.

-Why am I talking to you?

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You got that thing on your head.

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You find lots of cactus and shit?

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Not just cactus. There's acacias...

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-...the yuccas....

-Looks like a lot of cactus to me.

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Man knows 150 varieties of beer,

can't tell a poinsettia from a prickly pear.

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Cliff!

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You live in a place,

you should learn about it.

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-Explore.

-You've got to look at this.

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Don't tell me.

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Spanish treasure, right?

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Pieces of eight...

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...from the Coronado Expedition.

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Jesus!

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Was Coronado in the Masons?

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The forensics fella's coming down

from San Marcos.

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There's no way to know how old

the body is without lab work.

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That ring?

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Mason's been around a long while.

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He a treasure hunter?

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Old bullets.

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Makes art out of them.

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Sheriff says we shouldn't touch anything.

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He can't hear with that rig on.

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Mikey!

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Hey, what have we got here?

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We're supposed to leave everything

where we found it.

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They're real particular about that.

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The scene of the crime.

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No telling yet if there's been a crime...

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...but this country's seen a good number

of disagreements over the years.

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He went to school on the post

when we were in Korea.

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It's all kids in the same boat, army brats--

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His record shows he's a good student.

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I'm more worried about the social thing.

Are there, like, gangs or guns--

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We haven't had any serious violence,

if that's what you mean.

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But we've got a pretty lively mix.

Mexican kids...

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...anglo kids, black kids.

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-And the blacks are what?

-The smallest group.

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Except for a couple...

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...of Kickapoo kids.

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Look, you're obviously a concerned parent.

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Chet has no history of getting into trouble.

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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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