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High Noon (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Western | TV Movie 20 August 2000
On his last day in office, town marshal Will Kane gets married and plans to retire on a farm but news that paroled killer Frank Miller is coming to get revenge on Kane changes the marshal's retirement plans.

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Rod Hardy

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Skerritt ... Will Kane
Susanna Thompson ... Amy Kane
Reed Diamond ... Harvey Pell
David LeReaney ... Sam Beattie
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Helen Ramirez
Dennis Weaver ... Mart Howe
August Schellenberg ... Antonio
Michael Madsen ... Frank Miller
Matthew Walker ... Judge Mettrick
Frank C. Turner ... Station Master
Shaun Johnston ... Joe Henderson
Terry King Terry King ... Henry Munchhausen (as Terry M. King)
Kate Newby Kate Newby ... Janet Munchhausen
Brian Stollery Brian Stollery ... Hotel Clerk
Noel Fisher ... Billy
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High Noon tells the story of a lawman named Will Kane (Skerritt) who has just married a young bride, Amy (Thompson), promising to leave his dangerous career and settle down for a quiet life. Just as they are about to leave, word comes that a vicious killer Kane had sent to prison years earlier, is coming to town on the noon train seeking vengeance. Kane attempts to rally the town to fight the gunman, but not even his former deputy Harvey (Diamond) is willing to help. Harvey's cowardice infuriates his girlfriend, Helen (Alonso), whose romantic past with both Kane and with the arriving gunman convinces her to pack up and leave town. As the dreaded noon hour approaches, Kane realizes he must stand alone against the coming storm. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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USA

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Release Date:

20 August 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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All the events in this film are supposed to have occurred in a period of one hour, from 11am until noon. But this would have been impossible in real life; there were simply too many things going for them to have taken place in just an hour. A two or three hour time span would have been more realistic. See more »

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21 August 2000 | by buxSee all my reviews

Is it possible to improve perfection? Why try? I saw the original HIGH NOON(1952) when I was six years old, and have seen it hundreds of times since. It is more than just a movie to me, it became the moral code for which I've lived my life. Making tough decisions, I would often (in my mind) hitch up my belt and walk out to face Miller and the old gang. So this new entry didn't have much of a chance with me, I guess. Legend says that the original was first produced without the quick shots to the clocks and the actors faces, and the great Tiomkin score and Ritter ballad. It was brought back in, re-edited and re-scored and a great movie was born. This one needed more than that. Too often in this newer version, the plot was tediously pre-chewed for us, and needless scenes inserted to let us know for sure what was going on. This new version cried out for someone to sing the ballad at the conclusion, but it was not there. However I did find some good points in the newer version. the casting was pretty good, and Madsen as Frank Miller was genius. Guess I'm stuck in the 50s, huh?


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