Tonight's MovieMovie: High Plains Drifter Starring Clint Eastwood
01.26.13 by BJSprecher
"Somebody left the door open and the wrong dogs came home."
After making a name for himself as the star of Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns, Clint Eastwood returned to America with enough money, clout and know-how to make his own Leone-inspired Westerns. His first attempt, High Plains Drifter, was a smash it at the box office, as well as a critical favorite, and remains one of the all-time great American Westerns.
The movie opens with the arrival of a dusty stranger (Eastwood) to the cloistered desert mining town of Lago. Immediately beset upon by three gun-wielding brigands, the Stranger shoots them down and then has his way with a local woman of ill repute. Instead of being arrested, the Stranger is asked to protect the townsfolk — and the mining company's gold — from three notorious gunfighters who were recently released from jail and are sure to riding to Lago looking for retribution against those that double-crossed them. The Stranger accepts the offer, but his services might prove to be more costly than the people of Lago are willing to pay. Tune in tonight for double-barreled frontier justice with a touch of the supernatural. Only on ReelzChannel.
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