A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fans can make two, unintentional connections to petroleum companies Phillips 66 and Texaco. First, actor Jeff Bridges was the title character in Starman (1984). Texaco's logo is a star, and "Hell or High Water" takes place in TX. Bridges wears one for his badge, as well. This motion picture was also filmed on location along Route 66. See more »
Hamilton is show sitting in his front yard with thick green grass. Lubbock is a semi-arid location with limited rain and a huge amount of dust that tends to soak up humidity. A local saying is that there are so few trees that they all know each other by their first names. Such a lawn would require a daily commitment for the grass to be as healthy as this. See more »
I've been poor my whole life, like a disease passing from generation to generation. But not my boys, not anymore.
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Credit misspelled: There are credits for a "Technocrane Operator," a "Technorane Tech" and a "Technocrane". The second one is misspelled. See more »
Refreshingly original, brilliantly acted, thoughtful western/crime film
In a summer (or should that be year or decade) of vapid sequels, remakes, and overblown superhero catastrophes, who would have expected an entertaining, intelligent, well-crafted, suspenseful, character- driven, modern-day western with a brain. Riding on Taylor Sheridan's razor-sharp script and David Mackenzie's nuanced direction, Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and (especially) Ben Foster (along with everyone else who appears on the screen) inhabit this film as wryly humorous, heartfelt, vicious, painfully tragic, and realistic members of a society reaping the fruits it has tragically sown. Best film so far this year.
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