Cinema: Gang Fight


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Any humble hopes for this poorhouse thriller evaporate in the opening sequence. Two mob gunmen arrive at a back-country farm to make a hit. Their quarry is doing some chores. Without a word, they confront him, pull their weapons, shoot him twice in the heart, and go away. Around his still body his pet dog capers and moans. Over in the corral a horse paces desperately. And the screen door on the porch bangs open and closed in the wind. Cliches are not the exclusive province of...

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