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Sheriff Buddy Deeds (Matthew McConaughey) is a legend in the Texas border town of Frontera, the archetypical hero who supposedly saved the town from corruption. The discovery of a 40-year-old murder, however, threatens to tarnish Deeds's reputation and upset a fragile community riven between whites, Latinos, and blacks. LONE STAR follows the murder investigation through the lives of several characters, including the Latina schoolteacher, Pilar (Elizabeth Peña); the African American colonel, Delmore (Joe Morton); and Deeds's estranged son, Sam (Chris Cooper), who is the town's current sheriff. At times recalling the structure of CITIZEN KANE, LONE STAR presents many different views on the morally ambiguous character of Buddy Deeds. However, the film is primarily about how Frontera's residents deal with the complex, often violent history they have inherited and the borders they must cross to live in peace. As with his earlier film, CITY OF HOPE, director John Sayles juggles complex race and class issues with ease and shows that the political is often the personal.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: R
Movie Studio: Warner Home Video
Movie Genre: Film + TV + Radio
Movie Type: Social Problem Film, Romantic Drama
Movie Theme: Police Corruption, Small-Town Life, Interracial/Cross-Cultural Romance, Fathers and Sons, Murder Investigations, Immigrant Life, Haunted By the Past, Righting the Wronged
MPAA Warnings: Adult Situations, Watch With Your Teen, Mild Violence, Not For Children
Run Time: 135 (minutes)
Software Format: DVD
Subtitle Language: French, english
Street Date: September 7, 2004
Item Number (DPCI): 246-04-0897
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