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The White River Kid (1999)





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Two small-time crooks find themselves in deeper water than they can handle in this offbeat comedy. Edgar (Bob Hoskins) and Morales (Antonio Banderas) are a pair of minor-league grifters posing as men of the cloth, who travel through the deep South selling cheap socks at inflated prices to raise money for the fictional children's charity St. Mortimer's Orphanage. While stopping at a diner, Edgar and Morales spot a fellow fugitive from justice, the White River Kid (Wes Bentley), who is wanted for murder. Taking pity on a fellow outlaw, Edgar and Morales decide to warn the Kid that there are cops nearby and that he might want to make himself scarce; however, they soon regret their brief moment of compassion when they discover the Kid has taken over their RV and is now holding them hostage along with a waitress from the restaurant. The White River Kid also features Ellen Barkin, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz, and Randy Travis. While the film was completed in 1999, it received only scattered theatrical distribution in Eastern Europe and South America, and made its American premiere as a cable television feature in 2001.


Bob Hoskins
as Brother Edgar
Wes Bentley
as White River Kid
Kim Dickens
as Apple Lisa
Beau Bridges
as Daddy Weed
Swoosie Kurtz
as Mommy Weed
Randy Travis
as Sheriff Becker
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A surprisingly funny film perhaps it was the low expectations but I found myself chuckling more than once with the witty writing. The story is ridiculous but the actors make it work.

Jonathan Porras
Jonathan Porras

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Antonio Banderas, Ellen Barkin, Wes Bentley, Kim Dickens, Randy Travis, Beau Bridges, and Swoosie Kurtz. Directed by Arne Glimcher. Written by David Leland. Rated [b]R[/b] (for violence and language). Running time approximately 1 hour 39 minutes. [center][img][/img][/center] [center][i]Wes Bentley is naked. That, I liked.[/i][/center] [i]White River[/i] is one of the most misguided messes I've ever seen. It tries to be funny, tries for drama and even tries for action, proving completely inept in each area. There was one worthwhile scene, and it involved Wes Bentley grabbing a fish from beneath the water and emerging nakie. I like him. [b]* (out of ****) D[/b]

Christopher Lozier
Christopher Lozier

Seems there are points or phenomenon wanted to be made but the film turns out to be disjointed & so... country.


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