South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)




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Popular country & western singer and well-regarded character actor Dwight Yoakam steps behind the camera for this revisionist Western, his first effort as a director and screenwriter. Valentine Casey (Yoakam) is the sheriff of the town of Los Tragos in the Arizona Territory. Valentine, an orphan, was raised as a child by Leland Henry (Luke Askew), a notorious outlaw, but while Henry's sons Taylor (Vince Vaughn) and Arvid (Paul Reubens) have followed their father into a life of crime, Valentine … More

Rating: R (for strong violence, language and some sexuality)
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Dwight Yoakam, Stan Bertheaud
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 21, 2001
Phaedra Cinema


as Taylor Henry

as Brigadier Smalls

as Arvid Henry

as Shoshonee Bill

as Uncle Jude

as Doc Angus Dunfries

as Leland Henry

as Nogales Sanchez

as Burl Dunfries

as Sheriff Harris

as Clete Monroe

as Harvey

as Tim `The Wrist' Simm...

as Petrified Paul

as U.S. Christmas

as Tess Bonaventure

as Preacher

as Heddie Monroe

as Babcock

as Jesco Lynch

as Margaret

as Eli Combs

as Valentine Casey

as Adalyne Dunfries

as Agent Otts
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Critic Reviews for South of Heaven, West of Hell

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Sharon Stone once likened dating Yoakam to 'eating a dirt sandwich.' Viewing his directorial debut, it's apparent that she was being too kind--after all, just watching his film is like eating a sh*t sandwich.

Full Review… | February 15, 2010

It's best not to ask too many questions - better just to switch your brain to stand-by and enjoy the show.

Full Review… | August 30, 2001
Apollo Guide

The conflicts, vistas, rhythm and mood are of a piece, but not every personality or circumstance is fully thought through.

Full Review… | April 10, 2001
Film Journal International

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for South of Heaven, West of Hell

A well done western by Dwight Yoakam...Billy Bob Thorton is in it as well... This is definately different characters than in Sling Blade. I enjoyed it.

brian w

i thought i would like this. but there was like no plot! i died of boredom. nobody did anything in the whole movie. nobody ever watch this movie, its so stupid.

Lisa Shaw

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